ROSÉ BRUT 2010
The 2010 Yarden Rosé sparkling wine exhibits aromatic characters of lemon, strawberry and cream, and fresh flowers, with hints of toasted baguette. This flavorful and refreshing wine displays good acidity and nice length of flavor. The elegant wine’s appealing rosé color makes it especially festive. Though ready to enjoy now, Yarden Rosé should age well for up to ten years from harvest.
FOOD & WINE
With its bright acidity, the wine complements salty and rich dishes, while its delicate flavors go wonderfully with various subtle dishes. We enjoy Yarden Rosé as companion to tuna tartare, tempura, moderately ripe Brie, or a strawberry soufflé.
A very warm January epitomized the 2010 vintage season. Seasonal rainfall reached only 79% of normal, with warm temperatures lasting through May. Budbreak, veraison (onset of ripening) and harvest all began about two weeks earlier than usual. August was the warmest ever recorded, with all-time high temperatures on the 10th of the month. In the second week of October, a cool, wet respite of a couple of days pushed back the completion of harvest toward the end of the month. The 2010 Yarden Rosé is produced from a blend of 76% Chardonnay and 24% Pinot Noir grapes grown in high-elevation vineyards on the northern Golan Heights. Traditional methods only were used in the making of this sparkling wine, including hand harvesting, whole cluster pressing, and secondary fermentation in the bottle. The wine aged for five years on tirage yeast.
The Galilee (or Galil) is the most northern, and generally considered the best, appellation in Israel. The highest quality area within the appellation is the Golan Heights (or simply the Golan), the coldest region in Israel. The vineyards on this volcanic plateau rise from 400 meters (1,300 feet) above sea level to 1,200 meters (3,900 feet) and receive snowfall in the winter. Golan Heights Winery is located in the town of Katzrin in the central Golan.