Varieties: Blend of white varietal grapes
Name: Mount Hermon White 2019
Type of wine: Dry white wine
Alcohol 13.5 %
Acid (g / L) 6.4
The 2019 Mount Hermon White features aromatic fruit notes of tangerine, grapefruit, peach and pineapple, rounded out with flowers and a touch of grass. This medium-bodied blended wine is flavorful, fresh and easy to enjoy.
Ready to drink upon release, the wine is best enjoyed within a couple of years of harvest. We like pairing the wine with grilled sardines, tangerine chicken, or a vibrant palak paneer.
2019 was yet another outstanding vintage in the Golan Heights. The season followed Israel’s wettest winter in years, ending five years of drought. An unusually cool spring ended abruptly with a warm May, followed by nicely average temperatures from June to mid-September. The harvest started slowly, with first fruits coming in on August 6. A heat wave on September 18-20 catapulted the vineyards’ ripening, followed by our second biggest harvest week ever. An unusually warm October kept the harvest in high gear until ending on October 23. Overall, another beautiful season in the Golan gave us another year of exceptional wines.
The 2019 Mount Hermon White is made from a blend of white varieties harvested from vineyards located on the cool Golan Heights. The innate vitality of the classic white varieties blended to make this wine is preserved using cold fermentation.
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.