From the grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 60%, Merlot 20%, Cabernet Franc 10%, Shiraz 5%, Grenache Noir 5%
Wine Production: Grapes were selectively picked in late September and early October. The grapes for this wine come from different vineyards. Before fermentation was completed, the wine was pressed, the preliminary wine was separated and used to make this wine. The wine was then aged in French oak barrels for 12 months. After this process, the final blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 19% Cabernet Franc was created. The blended wine was allowed to mature in oak for another two months.
Tasting Notes: Alma is a dark, full-bodied wine that features generous aromas of cherry, plum and sweet dark fruit, along with a buttery taste that offers vanilla extracts, cloves and green tea.
Serving Suggestion: This wine goes well with dishes such as grilled meats, steak, hamburgers and fried chicken.
Manufacturer / Producer: Dalton Winery Merom Hagalil Israel
Growing area / region: Galilee - northern mountains / Upper Galilee (Galil)
Expansion / Sweetness: red, dry, kosher / red, dry, kosher
Alcohol content: 14% vol. contains sulfites
Recommended serving temperature: 16-18°Celsius
Evaluation: Alcohol content: 14% Total acidity: 5.8 pH: 3.45
The grapes were selectively picked in late September and early October. The grapes for this wine came from separate vineyards that were picked and fermented separately.
During fermentation the grape cap was pumped over several times a day to increase the depth of color and levels of extraction of the wine in the gentlest way possible. Before completing fermentation the wine was pressed out, and the free run wine was separated and used to make this wine. Malolactic fermentation was then encouraged and when completed the wine was racked into new and one year old French oak barrels for 12 months. Once the aging was complete, each parcel was individually tasted and the final blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, 5% Shiraz, 4% Grenache and 2% Merlot was made. The blended wine was allowed to mature for a further 2 months in oak.
Tasting notes: Alma is a dark full-bodied wine showing generous aromas of cherries, plums and sweet dark fruits with a buttery palate offering essences of vanilla, cloves and green tea.
Food pairing: This wine goes particularly well with grilled meats, steak, hamburgers and roast chicken.