Dry White Wine


Dry White Wine

Binyamina Chardonnay Reserve combines Chardonnay grapes from two of the winery’s finest vineyards, both of which situated at an altitude of 650-700 meters above sea level: one at the summit of the Galilee Mountains; and the other high in the Judean Hills, near Kibbutz Tzuba. Both vineyards revel in a relatively cool climate with low humidity throughout the ripening season. These conditions help protect the grapes from disease and allow for complete ripening of the grapes while maintaining a particularly high standard of freshness and aroma. Each vineyard produces grapes of the highest quality but with slightly different characters which, when blended, result in a very rich, complex and elegant wine.





Upper Galilee and the Judean Hills

Barrel Age

9 months

Serving Temperature


Winemaking Process

The grapes from both vineyards are harvested by hand at dawn, with each vineyard harvested at a slightly different time to optimize grape ripeness and enhance the accumulation of rich grape aromas while maintaining a refreshing character. The grapes are delivered in small crates to the winery and immediately undergo whole bunch pressing, the conventional process used in the Burgundy region to produce complex and elegant wines. The juice is fermented in stainless steel tanks with almost no clarification, and a few days later is transferred for fermentation in French oak barrels, 30% of which are new and the remainder one year old, each with a volume of 300 liters. When alcoholic fermentation is completed, some of the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation, after which the wine continues to age on its lees ( sur lie) for nine months. A small part of the wine is also left to age "sur lie" in a stainless steel tank, without malolactic fermentation, in order to maintain the grape’s refreshing qualities.
The Binyamina Reserve Chardonnay blend incorporates 75% of the wine fermented in wooden barrels and 25% of the wine from the stainless steel tank.

Tasting Notes

Fermentation in new and used barrels as well as in stainless steel vats, combined with the fact that only part of the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation, results in a complex wine with a booming medley of aromas and flavors. The wine is approachable in its youth, but has the potential to develop depth and complexity over the next few years. The wine has a shade of golden yellow with an exceptionally rich aroma. The palate distinguishes complex and distinct flavors of refreshing citrus, peach, ripe melon and vanilla with an elegant, multi-layered textural balance. It is rounded off with a long and satisfying finish.