Clos de Gat Har’el Syrah 2014, Judean Hills

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The best of Israeli red wines are something of a wine epiphany. Even the faintest acquaintance with the Bible will have you remembering wine pops up in the good book plenty of times. So tradition is something Israeli wine has in spades.

Fast forward to now, with a heck of a lot of improvements in wine science and technology, and you've some really impressive bottles to open.

Stylistically red wines from Israel tend toward the rich, dense, full-bodied end of the spectrum. And, with Syrah not known for being a shrinking violet wherever it comes from, get ready for the big guns. Everything's well-knitted together though, so there's a strong likelihood you'll be wanting to come back for more.

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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



Judean Hills

Grape Variety

Syrah / Shiraz




ArrayFull-Bodied Red, Oaked Red



Food Match

ArrayBeef, Lamb, Mediterranean



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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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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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