Just Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Vineyard: Gilad vineyard - Kfar Yuval, Upper Galilee
Aging: 8 months in French oak barrels
Alcohol Percentage: 15.0%
Harvest date: September 2008
Bottling date: July 2009
Winemaker's comments: A classic medium-bodied Cabernet, which excelsin soft pleasant tannins and acidity. It features a bright, burgundy red color and a great fruity aroma with hints of roasted oak.
Consumer Price: 67 NIS
This wine was produced from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from the Gilad vineyard in Kfar Yuval of the Upper Galilee, which is considered to be the northernmost vineyard in the country.
The plot was planted in 1996, and it developed in an interesting geological, composed soil of a basalt wide base, which contributes greatly to the quality and complexity of the wine. The grapes were hand picked in early morning hours.
Once the grapes arrived at the winery, they were crushed and the must was immediately cooled at 14 ° for cold maceration. Fermentation does not begin in this temperature, however, there is an increased enzyme activity that causes the release of strong aromas that do not tend to disintegrate with the wine development in the bottle.
After three days of soaking, cultured yeast was added to the must, and the wine was slowly fermented, for about two weeks. After the first fermentation, the wine was slightly pressed. Only the free run remained for the second fermentation and continued aging in French oak barrels for eight months.
The completed wine excels in soft, pleasant tannins and in good acidity. The color of the wine is bright burgundy red, and it features a fruity aroma that is typical of the Cabernet Sauvignon variety.