The Tulip Just Merlot is 100% Merlot. The grapes for the red wine come from the Karmei Yosef Vineyard, which is located at the foothills of the Judean Hills.
The Tulip Just Merlot went through alcoholic fermentation for around 2 weeks and was only then pressed from the skins. The resulting juice went through a second fermentation, turning Just Merlot into a finely differentiated, rounded and silky wine. It then matured in French oak for around 8 months.
The Tulip Just Merlot is a very typical Merlot from Israel: A dense, chestnut brown color fills the glass, violet reflections shine. The red wine shows aromas of ripe, black and red fruits and a present note of wood. On the palate the wine is friendly, supple and has a gentle tannin structure.
Manufacturer / Producer: Tulip Winery Kfar Tikva, Israel
Growing area / Region Vineyard: Judean Hills (Yehuda) Carmei Yosef
Expansion / Sweetness: red, dry, kosher / red, dry, kosher
Alcohol content: 14.5% vol. contains sulfites
Aging: 8 months in French oak barrels
Winemaker's Comments: This is an impressive Merlot with an opaque, purple shade and a combined aroma of ripe black fruits, tobacco and roasted oak. This wine is full flavored, fruity and fresh, with a nice finish.