The 2016 Mount Hermon Red was blended from the classic Bordeaux varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. The wine's grapes were harvested from multiple vineyards on the Golan Heights and one in the Upper Galilee. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation, and was bottled without sterile filtration.
The 2016 Mount Hermon Red exhibits fruit notes of berries and cherries, along with nuances of Mediterranean herbs, chocolate and orange zest. This medium-bodied red blend is vibrant and flavorful, making it a great everyday drinking wine. Ready to enjoy upon release, the 2016 Mount Hermon Red will remain in excellent drinking condition for some three years from vintage. Give this versatile wine a go with grilled lamb chops, hearty vegetarian moussaka, or a plate of assorted cheeses.
The Galilee (or Galil) is the most northern, and generally considered the best, appellation in Israel. The highest quality area within the appellation is the Golan Heights (or simply the Golan), the coldest region in Israel. The vineyards on this volcanic plateau rise from 400 meters (1,300 feet) above sea level to 1,200 meters (3,900 feet) and receive snowfall in the winter. Golan Heights Winery is located in the town of Katzrin in the central Golan.
Kashrut: The Golan Heights Winery is entirely Kosher Lamehadrin (strictly Kosher) for all days as well as for Passover. The winery has been followed, since it's establishment (1983), by Hagaon Rabbi Avrohom Dov Oyerbach Shallita, rabbi and head of the rabbinic court of Tiberias. He gives the Kashrus certificate, he makes "trumot and ma'asrot" every year, and if there are any doubts or Halachic questions- they are raised up to his table.