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Late Harvest Gewurztraminer

Sweet White Wine

Binyamina Reserve Late Harvest is made from grapes harvested from a vineyard at the edge of the Dalton Mountain at an altitude of 800 meters above sea level. These basalt slopes have a high red tuff content and mineral-rich, well-drained basaltic soil. The climate is characterized by very cold winters with occasional snowfall, cool nights that linger on into the summer, followed daily by sun and relatively low humidity that helps trap and enhance the grapes’ aroma and flavor. Abundant in flavor and scrumptiously sweet, this wine is one of our most thrilling.

 

Variety

Gewurztraminer

Appellation

Upper Galilee

Serving Temperature

6-8°C

Winemaking Process

This wine is made following the traditional dessert wine method practiced in the Alsace region in France and in the Mosel River in Germany.

The grapes are harvested at the end of the harvest season at full ripeness and all the grape components of sugar, aroma and acidity are intensified as a result of the shriveling of the grapes. Simultaneously, the wine-friendly fungus Botrytis Cinerea sets up camp on some of the clusters and gets down to work. This fungus is responsible for what is known as noble rot, a phenomenon that speeds up the loss of fluids and concentration of aromas and flavors.

After destemming and pressing at the winery, the juice is transferred to stainless steel tanks for a very slow cold fermentation, during which only a fraction of the grape sugar is converted into alcohol and the residual sugar in the juice maintains an appreciable sweetness. After a relatively short aging process in the tanks, the wine is stabilized and bottled. Prior to its release, the wine will mature for another few months in the bottle in order to reach the perfect balance of flavors.

Tasting Notes

This wine boasts a prestigious golden yellow color with a rich scope of aromas on the nose, including rose water and tropical fruits. The wine is beautifully balanced, with its residual sugar matching its natural freshness. The palate reveals grapefruit and summer tones as well as sticky honey and sweet spice. Leading to a rich and long finish are the variegated colors of fruit and pleasant floral notes. Binyamina Reserve Late Harvest Gewurztraminer is especially enjoyable when young but, similar to its counterparts, will cellar splendidly in proper storage conditions and develop flavors and aromas long after its vintage date.