Clos de Gat Har’el Syrah 2013, Judean Hills

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Israeli producer Clos de Gat was awarded a maximum 4 stars in the Hugh Johnson Pocket Wine Guide in 2016. 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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Wow! Israel's answer to Chateau Musar! Mint and chocolate with some tannic backbone and a volatile lift.Tim Atkin MW, The Three Wine Men

What an absolute divine Syrah from Israel, so smooth, fruity and a joy to drink. It's a great find. Kathy
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Percentage Alcohol

14.5

Region

Judean Hills

Grape Variety

Syrah / Shiraz

Country

Israel

Style

ArrayFull-Bodied Red, Oaked Red

Vintage

2013

Food Match

ArrayLamb, Mediterranean, Tomato-Based Dishes

Vegetarian

Vegetarian

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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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Sensational

What an absolute divine Syrah from Israel, so smooth, fruity and a joy to drink. It's a great find.

By Kathy on 04th April 2018

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Chickpea & Broad Bean Falafel

With complex layers of flavours, these delicious falafel make a great lunch, antipasto or supper dish and are equally versatile with wine matches - try anything from oaked whites to rich, ripe reds such as Clos de Gat Har’el Syrah.
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Roast Lamb with Herb Butter

Lamb is a classic match for Cabernet Sauvignon, with the balanced tannins and cedary flavours of the wine perfectly matching this simple, easy roast. Branch out to Grenache or Syrah-based blends for added spice. Try one of the Clos de Gat range as something a bit different.

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BBQ Lamb Kebabs

Pair grilled or barbecued lamb with lightly oaked reds - blends including Syrah or Grenache or for the more adventurous, a Rhône or Israeli wines for starters.
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