Mount Hermon Moscato 2015

99,00 DKK

The Wine

The 2015 Mount Hermon Moscato exhibits aromatic floral, tropical fruit, peach, lime, blood orange, and green apple characters. This lightly sparkling dessert wine is pleasurably sweet yet deliciously drinkable.

Mount Hermon Moscato is ready to enjoy now, and is best consumed within some 18 months of harvest. The wine goes wonderfully with varied fruit-based desserts such as key lime pie, peach crumble, or an apple tart. Also, try using Moscato in place of Marsala to make an outstanding zabaglione. Mount Hermon Moscato makes a great addition to a festive brunch.

The Vintage

Though we had heavy rains in November, the winter saw only 75% of our normal precipitation. Following a cool spring, we headed into harvest 10-14 days later than usual. If in the past a cool spring normally meant a cool summer, this was not the case in 2015. Indeed, we recorded our warmest ever September, including a historic dust storm. We concluded the harvest on schedule, with our vineyards looking surprisingly verdant. Despite the unusual conditions in 2015, the Golan once again proved itself to be a phenomenal place to grow quality wine.

The 2015 Mount Hermon Moscato is produced entirely from Muscat Canelli, our earliest ripening variety. The wine’s very cold fermentation is stopped early, helping to create a lightly sparkling wine that is extremely aromatic and naturally low in alcohol.

The Appellation

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.

 

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