A blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. Grapes were harvested in the Upper Galilee and the Jerusalem Hills. The wine aged for 14 months in french oak barrels.
This wine is elegant and impressive, characterized by black-currant, green pepper and spice.
Fermentation with the skins for two weeks at relatively low fermentation temperatures.
The punching down and pumping over methods were used every four hours for maximum flavor and color extraction.
This was followed by malolectic fermentation in French oak barrels and 14 months of aging.
MATAR REDS | 2017 Cumulus
Made from 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay grapes that were manually harvested in select vineyards in the Golan Heights.
The wine underwent second fermentation in the bottle and aged for some three years with the yeast. When the time was right, the wine underwent a process known as riddling –when the wine bottle is shaken gently and turned on its axis while pointing downwards at a 60° angle. This action was repeated once every three days over three months until all the sediment collected in the neck of the bottle.
This was followed by disgorging – when the bottle neck is frozen to -30°C, the yeast is removed and the temporary plug is replaced with a new cork stopper.
This is a Brut Nature wine (dry), yet is feels full-bodied and fruity due to the presence of Pinot Noir.