Teav Merlot

Merlot

Dry Red Wine

This is a dry red wine made mainly from Merlot grapes harvested from our vineyards primarily in the Galilee region and the Judean Plains.

 

Variety

Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon

Character

Exhibits rich mixed berry aromas.

Serving Temperature

18-20°C

Winemaking Process

The grapes are harvested and transported to the winery after dusk, close to dawn. After brief contact with the skins while soaking at low temperatures to extract color and freshness, yeast is added to the wine. Alcoholic fermentation begins at a temperature of 25°C, in order to preserve the grape aroma and create a well-balanced body for a wine that is enjoyable while young. On a whole, the wine spends two weeks in contact with the skins to extract color and flavor before being pressed. The wine continues to age a little longer in the tanks with some oak contact, after which the blend is selected and bottled.

Tasting Notes

Similar to other wines in the Teva series, this wine is also designed for drinking young. It exhibits aromas of red fruit like cherries and blueberries with a little spice. The palate is well balanced, soft and velvety, with a moderately fruity finish that leaves you wanting more. It is best for drinking now after slight chilling. With proper storage conditions, the wine will continue to age well for a short period of two to three years.