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This wine was created from Merlot grapes originally from an old vineyard in Karmei Yosef. The wine is aged in new French oak wooden barrels for a longer period than its older siblings, for 24 months. The wine is rich in taste and is powerful, and has potential for long aging.
Year of harvest: 2003
Type of grape: 90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet
Aging barrel: 24 months without filtering
Type of barrel: French, new barrels TARANSAUD type.
Alcohol %: 14.1
Bottles produced: 1780 Bottles
Aging and consumption: Suitable for consuming now or for further aging.
4.17 – the 2003 Merlot is a powerful wine due to its complexity and richness of taste, that were selected carefully in Karmei Yosef, and the long aging in the wooden barrels. The wine aged in the bottles for 11 years and is now suitable for consumption and can be further aged for 2-3 more years.