2010 Har Bracha Merlot

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2010 Har Bracha Merlot
840 Meters
Hand Picked in the Late Harvest yet again dry.

On the Nose could be mistaken for a Very Complex port yet massive expansion of fruit in a Dry format on the drink.. Wow on of the Better Merlots I have had..Yehoshua Werth
2009 Har Bracha Merlot

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  • 2009 Har Bracha Merlot


2010 Har Bracha Cabernet Sauvignon 85% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon & 10% Petite Verdot 18 Months in New French Oak The Lavi family set down their roots In Har Bracha – Mount Grizim – because they believe that Samaria is the geographic cradle of Jewish culture. The biblical landscapes and intensely present Mediterranean atmosphere in this strip of land are what convinced Nir to plant vineyards there. The back of the mountain that overlooks the Jordan Valley and the Gilad mountains to the east and the Mediterranean Sea to the west creates a sense of incredible height. The Winery When our fifth daughter, Tama Naomi, was born in 2007, and because our grapes were in high demand, we decided to establish Har Brach Winery. It is considered an estate winery as it produces wine from grapes it grows itself. The entire family is involved in various tasks in both the vineyard and the winery, fulfilling the blessing. “Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine, in the innermost parts of thy house; thy children like olive plants, round about thy table.” (Psalms, 128:3). The winery is situation in the warm atmosphere of the courtyard adjacent to the family home, and quality control is constantly supervised. In 2007 the winery produced 3000 bottles and the number grew to 5000 a year. The Vineyard The unique climate of hot days and cold nights convinced us that planting vineyards in Nachalat Efraim was inevitable. So we did it and over the years we became known as the Central Mountain wine-growers. The first vines of two noble varieties – Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot – were planted in 1998. In 2002 the grapes were sold to Carmel Winery, and when their Vineyard Label was released on the market we realized that our grapes were of the highest quality. In 2009 Cabernet Franc, Shiraz and Petit Verdot grapes were added. Growing conditions on the mountains are very harsh, with shallow soil, a strict water regimen and good drainage. Each plot has a different soil type so that the grapes grow with a variety of flavors. The land is seasoned with clay and limestone and in some places is no deeper than 30 cm above the mother rock, so the vine is constantly struggling. Traditional growing methods are used and harvesting times are determined by selective checking between the rows in order to ensure uncompromising quality. The grapes are harvested manually and the harvest in Har Bracha is one of the latest that takes place in the whole of Israel. The Winemaker Nir Lavi specializes in working vineyards and vines planted in harsh mountainous soil, where he does everything himself. He clears the stones, plants the vines and works the land slowly and with great perseverance. He studied in the Secret of Wine Winery and started to make wine in 2003. In 2006 he worked in Alexander Winery. In 2008 Nir took a course in Boutique Winery Management, given by Ido Levinson at the Judea and Samaria College in Ariel.

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Producer No
Spirit Type No
Color Red
Hechsher OK
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Type Dry
Mevushal No
Region Israel

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