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Clos de Gat Ayalon Valley

The wine has a beautiful deep black red colour with discernible hues of dark purple. On the nose, it reveals aromas of black and red fruits enhanced by notes of discreet oaking and earthy Mediterranean plants and herbs. On the palate, the wine is concentrated and well balanced with fine integrated tannins. The finish is long, complex and elegant.

Region
  • Israel
Style
  • Red Wine
Varietal
  • Merlot & Cabernet

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Ship to: Local Wellington Region (*) Up to 12 bottles $2.50
Ship to: Rest of New Zealand Up to 12 bottles $6.00
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Clos de Gat is situated in the foothills of the Judean Mountains, bordering Israel’s biblical Ayalon Valley, where Joshua defeated the Five Kings. In 1998 owner-winemaker Eyal Rotem who studied winemaking in Australia, began planting vines and building a winery on the land surrounding his house, thus turning a long-harbored dream into reality. An ancient “Gat” (Hebrew for wine press), pre-dating the Roman period by a thousand years, is located by the house set in the heart of the vineyards, which today cover an area of 19 hectares (47 acres).

Aromas of black and red fruits enhanced by notes of discreet oaking and earthy Mediterranean plants and herbs. On the palate, the wine is concentrated and well balanced with fine integrated tannins. The finish is long, complex and elegant.

Grape Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Vinification:Traditional, the grapes are handpicked after rigorous sorting and crushing they are transferred to open fermentation tanks. After ageing for 18 months in 30% new French oak barrels and racked every 4-6 months, the final blend is bottled without filtering.
Drink: 4-10 years from vintage
Serving Temperature: 16-18° celsius
Serving Suggestions: Mediterranean cuisine, grilled and roasted meats, casseroles and cheeses

Winemaker Notes

Clos de Gat is situated in the foothills of the Judean Mountains, bordering Israel’s biblical Ayalon Valley, where Joshua defeated the Five Kings. In 1998 owner-winemaker Eyal Rotem who studied winemaking in Australia, began planting vines and building a winery on the land surrounding his house, thus turning a long-harbored dream into reality. An ancient “Gat” (Hebrew for wine press), pre-dating the Roman period by a thousand years, is located by the house set in the heart of the vineyards, which today cover an area of 19 hectares (47 acres).

Aromas of black and red fruits enhanced by notes of discreet oaking and earthy Mediterranean plants and herbs. On the palate, the wine is concentrated and well balanced with fine integrated tannins. The finish is long, complex and elegant.

Grape Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Vinification:Traditional, the grapes are handpicked after rigorous sorting and crushing they are transferred to open fermentation tanks. After ageing for 18 months in 30% new French oak barrels and racked every 4-6 months, the final blend is bottled without filtering.
Drink: 4-10 years from vintage
Serving Temperature: 16-18° celsius
Serving Suggestions: Mediterranean cuisine, grilled and roasted meats, casseroles and cheeses