Dalton Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
These grapes for this wine came from our finest vineyards in Merom Hagalil, the highlands of the Upper Galilee. Dalton is a basalt plateau at altitude of 850 meters above sea level, which is beginning to be recognised as one of the premier growing regions of Israel
During fermentation the grape cap was gently irrigated several times a day gently increasing the depth of colour and levels of extraction in the wine. Towards the end of fermentation the wine was pressed out and the free run was separated and used to make this wine. Malolactic fermentation was encouraged, and once complete the wine was racked into new American and French oak barrels and allowed to mature for about 15 months.
The Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is a dark purple wine and is full of forest fruit and eucalypt characters, together with more complex notes of vanilla, chocolate and tobacco. The depth of colour and complex aromas give an excellent indication of what this wine currently has to offer, and how it will develop in the bottle. The wine is long on the palate and is smooth and deeply satisfying. This is a premium wine to be enjoyed at ones leisure.
-From the producer