The wine has a deep dense purple colour. On the nose it is intense and complex, discreetly oaked with classical warm peppery and red fruit aromas. On the palate the wine is full bodied, well balanced, and spicily fresh with good acidity and well integrated tannins. The finish is long, lively and elegant.
Vinification: Traditional vinification methods, the grapes are hand picked, after rigorous sorting and crushing they are transferred to open fermentation tanks. After ageing for
16 months in 30% new French oak barrels and racked every 4 6 months, the final blend is bottled without filtering.
Clos de Gat is situated in foothills of the Judean Mountains, bordering Israels biblical Ayalon Valley, where Joshua defeated the five kings.
An ancient Gat (Hebrew for winepress), pre-dating the Roman period, is located in the grounds of the modern winery, set in the heart of the Clos de Gat vineyards, which cover an area of forty-seven acres (nineteen hectares).
The regions rolling hills and valley have supported grapevine cultivation for thousands of years. The combination of thin topsoil on limestone- bedrock, coupled with a micro-climate makes it possible to grow grapes of outstanding quality.
Clos de Gat relies on the vineyards natural yeasts for the fermentation process, imparting greater layers of complexity to the wines granting the fullest expression of the estates superb Terroir.