Carignan wine

Carignan

Dry Red Wine

This wine is made from grapes of the Carignan variety from mature vines on the Eastern slopes of the Mount Tabor hillside. A relatively low yield , as well as clay soil with fluctuating limestone content, enabled us to produce this unique and fascinating wine.

 

Variety

Carignan

Appellation

Lower Galilee

Barrel Age

12 months

Serving Temperature

16-18°C

Winemaking Process

The grapes are harvested by hand at dawn, and after a gentle crushing, are transferred to small fermentation tanks for cold soaking over three days in order to extract more of the grapes’ color and flavor. Alcoholic fermentation follows, and the grapes undergo a total of nearly three weeks skin contact before pressing. Malolactic fermentation and light clarification follow before the wine is transferred to French and some American oak barrels, each with a capacity of between 225 and 300 liters. The wine remains in the oak barrels for 12 months, and after tasting each batch at the end of this period, the blend is selected from the various barrels and the wine is bottled with minimal filtration and stabilization. After bottling, the wine continues to age for at least one more year in the bottle before its release.

Tasting Notes

Boasting a deep scarlet-purple color, the wine exudes distinctive aromas of blackberry, white pepper, vanilla and floral notes. The palate reveals ripe plum, cherry and some delicate herbal notes. Binyamina Reserve Carignan is a full-bodied, velvety, balanced and generous wine that is ready to drink as is, but with proper storage conditions, it will continue to develop over the next few years.