2010 Yarden Heights Wine Gewurztraminer Late Harvest 375 ml

Year: 2010
Appellation: Galilee
Country: Israel
Dessert Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 12.0%
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Winery Notes:
The 2010 Yarden HeightsWine presents a heady aroma of ripe apricots, juicy litchi and fresh honeysuckle. Featuring highly concentrated flavor and great intensity, this delicious dessert wine is rich, unctuous and sweet. Enjoy Yarden HeightsWine alone as a last course to a great meal, or pair the wine with goose liver or very rich desserts.

A very warm January epitomized the 2010 vintage season. Seasonal rainfall reached only 79% of normal, with warm temperatures lasting through May. Budbreak, veraison (onset of ripening) and harvest all began about two weeks earlier than usual. August was the warmest ever recorded, with all-time high temperatures on the 10th of the month. In the second week of October, a cool, wet respite of a couple of days pushed back the completion of harvest toward the end of the month.

Yarden Heights Wine is made entirely from Gewurztraminer fruit grown in the cool northern Golan Heights. Very ripe hand-picked clusters are brought in their entirety to the winery, where they are cooled to -12C (10F) over the course of a month. While still frozen, the whole clusters are pressed gently to gradually yield their rich and concentrated juice, which then ferments very slowly over a number of months.