יין שרדונה בנימינה רזרב Unoaked

Unoaked Chardonnay

Dry White Wine

Binyamina Reserve Unoaked Chardonnay is our answer to the contemporary less oak, more fruit trend. Its first vintage in 2007 was produced with a screw cap to help capture the fresh and elegant nature of the wine. This wine is made entirely from Chardonnay grapes, harvested from a vineyard situated at an altitude of 700 meters above sea level in the Judean Hills near Kibbutz Tzuba. Shallow mineral-rich calcareous soil gave birth to a crisp, fresh wine that is bursting at the seams with tangible aromas.

Variety

Chardonnay

Appellation

Judean Hills

Serving Temperature

8-10°C

Winemaking Process

The grapes are harvested by hand at night during the month of August, and are delivered to the winery in the morning in small crates. The grapes are gently whole bunch pressed and only the free-run juice that is extracted is transferred to a tank for natural clarification. From there, the clear juice is moved to a stainless steel tank for prolonged, cold fermentation with the addition of special yeast in order to capture the unique aromas released through this method. The wine later undergoes a brief aging process, together with the must (freshly pressed grapes), without malolactic fermentation. After aging is completed, the wine is filtered and bottled.

Tasting Notes

Binyamina Reserve Unoaked Chardonnay is characterized by a crystal-clear, lustrous yellow-green color. The nose is very intense, crisp and clean, with citrus fruit and refreshing peach notes. The palate shows green apple, citrus fruit and earthy mineral, all typical of Chardonnay wines produced by this method. The Chardonnay’s unique character makes it great to drink now, but it should cellar nicely for several years, after which it will develop a more ripe and floral character.