Dry Red Wine


Dry Red Wine

The Ruby is an impressive wine that displays a classic Syrah nature and Old World style, with rich and fresh elements in equilibrium. Viognier subtly penetrates to ferment with the Syrah, infusing a complex intensity of flavor and color. The Syrah grapes are grown in some outstanding vineyards in the Upper Galilee and the Viognier grapes are cultivated in a single vineyard in the Judean hills.



Syrah and Viognier


Upper Galilee and the Judean Hills

Serving Temperature


Winemaking Process

The Syrah grapes are harvested in late August and early September, while a small amount of Viognier grapes (about 5%) are harvested simultaneously from a vineyard in the Judean Hills. The Syrah and Viognier grapes are fermented in tanks and cold soaked at low temperatures for three days, followed by eight days of alcoholic fermentation. The grapes then undergo ten additional days of skin contact before pressing. After alcoholic fermentation and a brief natural stabilization, the wine is transferred to new French oak barrels for 16 months, at the end of which the perfect blend is selected from the various barrels, and the wine bottled with minimal clarification and filtering. After bottling, the wine continues to age in the bottle for one more year in our cellars.

Tasting Notes

The vineyards’ high altitude and climatic conditions result in splendidly colored grapes. They carry an amazing concentration balanced with some lively acidity. Avnei Hahoshen Ruby has a generous body and structure balanced out by notes of spice, while the wine is underpinned by typical Syrah elements of game and smoked meat. It is ready to drink as is, but with proper storage conditions, it will continue to develop depth and complexity for five to eight years after its vintage date.