Clos de Gat Har’el Syrah 2012 Israel

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Clos de Gat Har’el Syrah 2012 Israel
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Israeli producer Clos de Gat was awarded a maximum 4 stars in the Hugh Johnson Pocket Wine Guide in 2016. This is a blend of 90% Syrah with 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, made in the vineyards of the Judean Hills and aged for sixteen months in oak. The oaky flavours are nicely subtle, with classic peppery and red fruit aromas from the Syrah and a full bodied, plummy palate with warm spice. Non-Kosher.

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Ripe black fruit and savoury spice run riot in this French-styled Syrah. Get out of your wine rut and try it!
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Percentage Alcohol

14%

Region

Judean Hills

Grape

Syrah / Shiraz

Country

Israel

Style

Full Bodied

Vintage

2012

Food Match

Lamb, Mediterranean, Tomato-Based Dishes

£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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