2012 yatir winery petit verdot
The Yatir region, located in the southern tip of the Judean Hills, has a rich and fascinating history of wine production. The Yatir Winery was built at the foot of the Israelite Tel Arad Fort (an archeological site), located 10 minutes away from the vineyards of the Yatir Forest. This small and exclusive winery was founded in 2000 as a joint venture between local vine-growers and the Carmel Winery. Over the years, this southern winery, located in the heart of the desert, has turned into a symbol of the region. Its wines, which have been repeatedly awarded with high scores, exceptional recognition and medals, have been rated in recent years among Israel’s top wines by local as well as international wine critics.
The 2012 Petit Verdot is comprised of 87% Petit Verdot and 13% Merlot grapes, from several vineyard plots in the Yatir Forest, situated at altitudes of 680-700 meters above sea level. The wines from the different vineyards were aged separately in oak barrels for one year before the final blend was created. The wine was bottled in March 2014 and was left at the winery for an additional year ~ to further age in the bottle. Suitable for further aging for a period of five to ten years.
The wine’s color is deep purple, endowed with an aroma of violets, blackberries and a bit of smoked meat. It has concentrated flavor that is reminiscent of ripe black cherries. It is full bodied. Kosher, Kosher for Passover