Winery: Golan Heights Winery
Style: Dry Red
Vintage: Latest Vintage
Bottle Size: 750ML
Supervision R’ D. Oierbach
Kosher for Passover YES
The 2011 Gamla Nature Syrah exhibits cherry, plum and black currant fruit notes, layered with characters of chocolate, spice, tobacco, smoke and French oak. Medium to full bodied, this Syrah is both luscious and drinkable.
Ready to drink now, the 2011 Gamla Nature Syrah should remain in good drinking condition for about five to seven years from harvest.
Wine & Food
Enjoy the wine with some grilled lamb chops, a rare roast beef, or a rich cassoulet.
2011 was our coolest and wettest vintage since 1997, with 130% average annual rainfall. The chilly spring prevented excess vine growth that could have resulted from the wet soils. Harvest began about two weeks late, with a cool October resulting in over 25% of our fruit still unharvested by the end of the month. After waiting out the rains of early November, we brought in the remainder of the fruit by mid-month, literally minutes before a six-day rain system hit. The season’s cool temperatures led to average yields and very nice quality wines.
The Gamla Nature Syrah is produced entirely from Syrah grapes grown in vineyards on the cool Golan Heights. The wine aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.