Clos de Gat Har’el Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Judean Hills

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Clos de Gat does it again with a beautiful rendition of the Cabernet grape, with a drop of Merlot and Petit Verdot in the mix. Aged in oak for 12 months (30% new French in case you were wondering), this is rich and aromatic with classic cassis notes and a soft oaky spiciness. It's full-bodied, with a hint of Mediterranean herbs and savoury finish but the tannins are smooth and supple. One to impress the dinner guests.

Buy this if...you're branching out from Bordeaux.

Ripe blackcurrant fruit served up with a liberal sprinkling of Mediterranean herbs - jaw-droppingly good Cabernet.
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Percentage Alcohol

13.5

Region

Judean Hills

Grape Variety

Cabernet Sauvignon

Country

Israel

Style

ArrayFull-Bodied Red, Oaked Red

Vintage

2013

Food Match

ArrayLamb, Steak, Vegetarian

Vegan

Vegan

£17.95
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The Producer

Clos de Gat is situated in foothills of the Judean Mountains, bordering Israel's biblical Ayalon Valley. An ancient 'gat' (Hebrew for winepress), pre-dating the Roman period, is located in the grounds of the modern winery, set in the heart of the Clos de Gat vineyards, covering 19 hectares. After months of painstaking analysis of diverse plots of land, owner Eyal Rotem planted a selection of noble grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Syrah and Chardonnay, with small, experimental amounts of Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier.
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The Winemaker

Eyal Rotem is the eponymous owner, viticulturalist and winemaker who concentrates on carefully matched grape varieties to specific plots, low yields, natural yeasts and subtle use of oak to bring out the best in the wines. The red wines are made using both open and closed stainless steel, temperature controlled fermentation tanks. After barrel ageing the wines are transferred to settling tanks for several weeks prior to being bottled unfiltered.

The Region

The regions' rolling hills and valley, with Jerusalem nestling in the middle, are often likened to the Tuscan hills, and have supported grapevine cultivation for thousands of years. The combination of thin topsoil on limestone-bedrock, coupled with an ideal micro-climate makes it possible to grow grapes of outstanding quality. The climate is Mediterranean, with hot, sunny days and the higher altitude allows for fresher styles.
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Israeli

Wow. Israels answer to Chateau Musar. Mint and chocolate with some tannic backbone and a volatile lift. Three Wine Men - November 2018

By TWM on 21st December 2018

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Blackened Steak With Red Wine Jus

A simple rump steak calls for a full-bodied red to square up to the dense structure of the meat. Head to rich, structured reds with some oak ageing to give a touch of spice. Clos de Gat Har’el Cabernet Sauvignon is a brilliant wine match.
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Mushroom Risotto and Caramelised Onions

The wholesome, rich and earthy flavours of mushroom risotto pair perfectly aged and oaked reds. As this risotto is baked it gives you the perfect opportunity to crack open a bottle of Clos de Gat Har’el Cabernet Sauvignon and let it breathe before serving.
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Roast Lamb With Herb Butter

Lamb is a classic match for Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo or Sangiovese with the balanced tannins and cedary flavours of the wine perfectly matching this simple, easy roast. Try one of our Clos de Gat wines as something really special.
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