Champagne Laurent Perrier Rose Brut

Winery : Laurent Perrier
Bottle Size : 750 ml
Region : France
Style : Champagne
Mevushal : No
Supervision : Orthodox Union
Kosher for Passover : Yes
Alc / Vol : 12%
Tasting Note :
Subtle, forthright, and very fresh on the nose. Cuvée Rosé Laurent-Perrier suggests a basketful of small berry fruits: strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrants, blackberries, redcurrants, and morello and black cherries. The overwhelming sensation is one of freshness. Fruit dominates the palate. Cuvée Rosé Laurent-Perrier is a lively, well-rounded wine which combines structure and freshness. The forthright, slightly sharp attack is like breathing the heady aromas of a freshly-picked basket of berry fruits – a symphony of aromas with a gently-rounded, tender finish.

Serving Suggestion :

To be paired with country ham, grilled oregano lemon lamb chops.

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Marquis de Greyssac

Marquis de Greyssac

Soil type : Clay-limestone with areas of sand and «boulbènes».

Vinification : Traditional Bordeaux Wine-making,Yield Mastering, Polyphénol Analysis, Temperature Mastered, Pneumatic pressing. Ageing in stainless steel vats during 6 months before bottling. Storage in temperature-controlled cellars before commercialization.

Tasting Note : A deep, burgundy colour – Powerful, generous nose dominated by aromas of red fruits – Well-rounded on the palate. Smooth tannins assuage the wine’s power, bringing suppleness and elegance.

Serving suggestions : Best served at 15/17° C. Its flavour is particularly well suited to main course dishes such as red meat and spicy dishes. Serve with a Bordeaux-style steak for a more classic combination.

Type : Bordeaux rouge

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Le Petit Cabestang

LE PETIT CABESTANG 2012

Since 2006, in the same area as Bordeaux wines, Vin de Pays de l’Atlantique has been allowed to be produced.

Soil type : Limestone-clay plateau with southern exposure

Vinification : This Cuvee, classified in the appellation Vin de Pays de l’Atlantique, is produced on chalky plots on the shores of the Garonne. The average age of the vineyard is 20 years. This wine has been elaborated from the varietal which has been discovered in Bordeaux only 200 years ago: the Merlot.

Tasting Note : This varietal has been selected for this Cuvee for its different assets : «finesse» and elegance, a nice roundness, a great aromatic red fruit palet.

Serving suggestions : Le Petit Cabestang goes well with beef, lamb, and duck. You can serve it with dishes like roast leg of lamb, and Sole sauce. It also tastes good with grilled turkey. Camembert, Brie and Roquefort cheeses are good accompaniments as well. Type : Merlot Réserve, Cabernet Sauvignon Réserve, Cabernet

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Castel de Fronjac

Castel De Fronjac 2012 
The regional denomination Vin de pays de l’Atlantique exists since 2006. It includes the reds, rosés and the whites ones. This designation is an addition to the range of the AOC Bordeaux. The great soils of South West France enjoy a warm climate and also moisture which cool the vineyard and give strong flavors of the lands of Aquitaine and of the Back Country Land, as the Périgord.The varietal, for red and rosé wines are mainly merlot, cabernet sauvignon and syrah, and chardonnay for the whites.
Tasting Note : Bunches of spiced and rounded savors with hints of red fruits acidulated for reds and rosés, and floral aromas and vanilla for whites.

Serving suggestions : Barbecue, salads, pasta, pizzas, delicatessen, white meat

Type : Merlot Réserve, Cabernet Sauvignon Réserve, Cabernet Rosé, Chardonnay

What do I think : Very good wine and a bargain for the taste : £9.99

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Recanati

Recanati

THE BRAND 

The Recanati Winery was founded in 2000 by a group of wine lovers led by Lenny Recanati. Their goal was to create a new winery for the production of quality Israeli wines at reasonable consumer prices.

The Winery established its home in the Hefer Valley and is furnished with state-of the-art wine-making equipment.
The most important requirement in the production of quality wines is always the quality of the grapes. Dr. Pini Sarig, an international vine growing expert, was instrumental in assisting the winery in locating excellent vineyards as well as plots of land with vine-growing potential, where new vineyards were planted. Most of the vineyards from which the winery receives it grapes are in the Manara and Kerem Ben-Zimra regions in the Upper Galilee, a high region with an ideal climate for the cultivation of quality wine grapes. Additional growing areas are the Ella Valley and the Lower Galilee, which have a warmer climate that is conducive to producing the different grape varieties that provide additional nuances to their wines.

Most of their red wines are made from the noble Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot varieties. However, the winery is involved in cultivating and assimilating additional varieties that have great potential, such as Cabernet Franc, Shiraz and Syrah, Barbera, Zinfandel and Petite Syrah. Their white wines are produced with Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, French Colombard and Emerald Riesling

Their winemaking process is leaded by their head winemaker, Gil Shatsberg, a graduate of the Viticulture and Enology Program at the Davis University of California. Shatsberg accumulated vast experience while working in California and Israel. He had become Recanati’s Head winemaker on January 2008, replacing Lewis Pasco and continuing his goal – making the best out of the fabulous Mediterranean terroir Recanati winery has in hands.
Shatsberg is known to the Israeli wine lover’s public as the winemaker and founder of “Amphorae”, one of Israel’s best boutique winery.
His deeply ingrained sense of commitment to realising the full inherent potential of the grapes is a significant contributing factor in the success of their wines.
Their winemaking team includes a second winemaker, Ido Lewinsohn, a graduate of the Viticulture and Enology Program at the University of Milan. Prior to his arrival to their winery, Lewinsohn has worked in different wineries in Australia, France and Italy, among them the prestigious “Sassicaia” in Tuscany.

Recanati wines are marketed in leading wine stores and restaurants. New export markets have been developed, and Recanati exports its quality wines to ever growing markets in the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan and Western Europe.

The winery looks back on its achievements in its initial years with great pride and sense of satisfaction, yet does not rest on its laurels and continues to cultivate new vineyards, invest in research in agricultural and enology and, most importantly, to produce wines with enormous love, while continually striving to enhance its products

THE WINES 

You will find 4 different Varieties of wines under Recanati :

  • Yasmin : This series includes a red and a white wine, both young, blended wines that are the first to be marketed in each harvest year.
  • Recanati : The winery’s main label, consisting of oak aged, varietal wines produced with quality grapes. This is an excellent value-for-money product.
  • Reserve : Recanati’s Reserve label wines are produced from the finest grapes received by the winery, those conducive to producing excellent wines. The wines are aged in oak barrels for extended periods and are characterised by their intense and complex flavours. The enological philosophy behind these wines is the production of a wine that is neither “old world” nor “new world” – but rather “Middle Eastern”, that faithfully represents the growing region of the grapes
  • Special Reserve : Recanati Special Reserve is the winery’s Flagship wine. The making of this wine involves combining the best grapes at one’s disposal each year with the newest and best oak barrels, meticulous attention to the smallest detail and an enormous amount of love and patience. The result is a harmonious, rich and full-bodied wine with intense tannins and a balanced acidity that provides the wine with long-term ageing potential. Flavours and aromas of black plums And black cherries, along with the spicy nuances developed during 19 months barrel ageing in new French oak, followed by a tantalisingly long aftertaste define this wine.

The Vineyard

This wine is made from a blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from our Kadita vineyard in the Upper Galilee and 16% of Merlot, harvested in our vineyard in Kibbutz Manara.
The two vineyards are planted at an average elevation of 800 meters above sea level. The cool climate that prevails in this region and the stony, well drained soil create ideal conditions for growing these noble grape varieties.

The Winemaking Process

Upon delivery to the winery the grapes are gently crushed, destemmed and transferred to tanks for three days of cold maceration prior to fermentation. This process greatly contributes to preserving the fruits’ flavours and ensures maximum colour extraction. After tank fermentation and pressing, the wine is transferred to new French oak barrels.
For the first four months the produce of the different vineyards is aged in separate barrels. This is followed by a series of tastings in order to determine the composition of the final blend.
When the blend is created, the wine is returned to the barrels to continue its 19 month ageing period, during which time the wine is further enhanced and refined

LEARN MORE : Read our reviews on those wines in our website or in the ” What’s new” category or visit their website for full info http://www.recanati-winery.com/

Yarden

Yarden wines – Golan Heights Winery 

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The Golan Heights Winery, based in Israel , produces the most famous Israeli wines.  Among those amazing wines, there are the noticeable Yarden :

You will find 4 Different Vineyard :

  • Yarden
  • Katzrin
  • Rom
  • Single Vineyard

Yarden : The premier label and flagship brand. Each year the finest grapes from the best vineyards are reserved for Yarden wines. Yarden is the Hebrew for Jordan River, which bisects the Golan Heights from the Galilee. The label features a symbol of ancient Israel: an oil lamp decorated with mosaic tile. This brand is composed with the most known grape variety : Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Viognier, Chardonnay, Muscat …

Katzrin : In this vineyard you will find The Yarden Katzrin Chardonnay which presents aromatic and intense ripe pear, pineapple and floral notes, layered with hints of mineral and spice, all on a background of elegant French oak. Rich yet drinkable, this full-bodied and creamy Chardonnay displays a long and pleasurable finish.
While enjoyable now, the 2011 Yarden Katzrin Chardonnay will continue to improve in the bottle over a few years, and will remain in excellent drinking condition for up to some eight years from vintage. Give the wine a go with halibut en papillote with shiitake mushrooms, chicken braised in Chardonnay, or a festive plate of confit de canard.

And you will find the Yarden Katzrin which continues their tradition of producing Katzrin wines in exceptional vintages only. This wine presents a core of ripe black fruits layered with hints of tobacco, earth, citrus blossom, warm spices, Mediterranean herbs and dark chocolate. Dense and complex, the full-bodied wine displays a long and satisfying finish.
Though difficult not to open now, the wine will continue to improve in the bottle for years to come, and should stay in excellent drinking condition for 15-20 years from the vintage. Serve Yarden Katzrin at festive occasions, pairing it with rich and elegant dishes such as grilled leg of lamb, chateaubriand, or rare roast beef.

Rom : The Yarden Rom shows off seductive aromatics of cherry, blackberry, cacao, orange blossom and warm spices. Upon entry to the mouth, the wine reveals attractive flavors of ripe fruits, smoke, dark chocolate, and cassis, rounded out by hints of mineral and anise. Dark red-purple in color, the wine features great body with very good length.
Although the wine’s flavor and balance make it enjoyable now, Yarden Rom will continue to improve in the bottle over the next few years and remain in excellent drinking condition for more than a decade from vintage. Serve Yarden Rom as part of a festive meal paired with full-flavored meat dishes such as succulent leg of lamb, grilled ribeye steak or braised venison.

Single Vineyard : They are premium wines produced from grapes grown in a single vineyard only. Each individually cared for vineyard block receives the utmost attention, in order to maximize the potential of the terroir. From the day it was founded, Golan Heights Winery, in both philosophy and actions, has focused on in-depth study and research of the terroir of the Winery’s vineyards, and its impact on the way various varieties grow and realize their latent potential. This is done in a continuous process requiring significant investment, including the development of unique technological methods, alongside the promotion and enhancement of our experience and creativity. In this vineyard you will find : The Yarden Cabernet Sauvignon El Rom Vineyard / The Yarden Merlot – Kela Vineyard /The Yarden Merlot Odem Organic Vineyard /  The Yarden Syrah Avital / The Yarden Syrah Tel Phares / The Yarden Syrah Avital and The Yarden Chardonnay Odem

LEARN MORE : Read our reviews on those wines in our website or in the ” What’s new” category or visit their website for full info :  http://www.yardenwines.com/

😉 to Yael from Jess