Red Israeli Journey
Vitkin's Red Israeli Journey is a blend of Syrah, Carignan and some Cabernet Franc.
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The Syrah contributes rich fruit and floral aromas. The Carignan gives it colour and rich fruit character. The Cabernet Franc brings spice, body and structure. The resulting wine has a bright purple colour and an intensive aroma of ripe plums, violets, Mediterranean herbs, pepper and a little vanilla. It is complex, well-balanced with plenty of fruit on the palate.
Red Israeli Journey is the perfect partner for a wide variety of grilled meats, hard cheeses and spiced food.
Recommended serving temperature 16°C. ABV 13.5%.
The Syrah and Cabernet Franc come from the slopes of the Jerusalem Hills, the Carignan from the lower Carmel Mountain. The grapes were delicately pressed and fermented in separate stainless steel tanks, the Syrah and Carignan going through punchdown a number of times per day during alcoholic fermentation. The Cabernet Franc went through remontage twice a day. After 15 days maceration the wine went through malolactic fermentation and first sedimentation in tanks, followed by maturation and ageing in French oak barrels (10% new) for 10 months. Each variety was vinified and aged separately followed by a final assemblage.