Ripe pears and tropical fruits on the nose, which is brought together by refreshing acidity and a lingering fruity finish. This is a great zesty white that is well- made, pure and simple.
Ido Lewinsohn studied winemaking at the University of Milan and then worked across the world with notable stints in Sassicaia, the Rhône, and Australia. Now, he works with a young viticultural and winemaking team exploring new varieties and plantings.
Colombard is the offspring of gouais blanc, and, the far higher brow, chenin blanc. We like good colmbard though — an every day grape for most people — treated very well here.The Judean Hills in central Israel have long warm days and cool nights, perfectly matched for colombard, which is the most common white wine in Israel.
This wine is kosher — which is made the same as non-kosher wine, except Sabbath-observant Jews must supervise the winemaking.
Malolactic fermentation — the winemaking process which softens acid — was blocked here. This is a choice of the winemaker to keep the tart acids and freshness that come with it.
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