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Carmel Mediterranean

Carmel Mediterranean is a blend based on Mediterranean grape varieties. This new and exciting wine way of winemaking particularly lends itself to our Mediterranean climate.
Production approach is focused on methods traditionally applied in the wine regions of southern France (Rhone Valley) and not necessarily the area of Bordeaux where Israeli wine production has invariably been based.
This new direction is reflected in the grape varieties used in producing the wine as well as the manner of production.

2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
Type of wine
Dry Red
Varieties
The wine comprises of 30% syrah from the Park vineyard, 25% Petit Verdot from the Meron Vineyard, 10% Carignan from the Park vineyard, 10% Mourvèdre from the Park vineyard, 10% Petite Sirah grown in mature vineyards in the Judean Hills, 10% Malbec grapes from Admon Vineyard and 5% Viognier grapes from the Olive Tree vineyard.
Growing region
Upper Galilee and the Judean Hills.
Tasting notes
The wine displays a deep purplish hue and is characterized by the perfume of black plum, raspberry, ripe cherries and licorice. Full-bodied and rich, with a long and balanced finish.
The wine represents the concept of winemaking processes drawn from the " old world ' where selected varieties integrate to harmonize with the Mediterranean climate prevailing in our region. The wine emphasizes the elegance and balance of fruit and tannins and acid levels.
Food pairing
The wine is an ideal companion for dishes such as roast goose, casseroles and cheeses.
Vineyards
The grapes came from the finest wine grape growing regions of Israel, most of them from the Upper Galilee, with some of the grapes coming from old vineyards from the Judean Hills.
Wine production
The vinification process from each vineyard was carried out separately, and each wine was aged individually for seven months. After determining the ultimate blend, the wine was returned to the oak barrels for a further eight months. In total, the wine was aged for 15 months in French oak barrels, 20% of which were new.
Ageing
The wine ready to drink with the release, but will continue to get old a decade ago from vintage save in proper conditions.
Harvest
Harvest: The fall and winter that preceded the 2014 harvest were of average temperature. Rainfall was less than the annual average, although the region experienced heavy snowfall between the 10th-14th of December 2013. The spring and summer were unusually warm, subsequently bringing on an early ripening. The 2014 harvest began earlier than in previous years, allowing the creation of balanced wines, displaying the full characteristics of their subsequent varieties.
Vintage 2014 began earlier in relation to previous years and to create balanced wines and species characteristics.
Alcohol
14%
Technical data
PH – 3.62
TA-5.72 (g/l)
RS - dry
Serving recommendations
To enjoy the wine to its maximum, it should be served at a temperature of 18 degrees.
Type of wine
Dry Red
Varieties
The wine comprises of 42% syrah from the Park vineyard, 19% Petite Sirah grown in mature vineyards in the Judean Hills, 15% Carignan grapes grown in mature vineyards around Zichron Yaacov, 15% Petit Verdot from the Meron Vineyard, 8% Malbec grapes from Admon Vineyard and 1% Viognier grapes from the Olive Tree vineyard.
Growing region
Upper Galilee, Zichron Yaacov, and the Judean Hills.
Tasting notes
The wine displays a deep purplish hue and is characterized by the perfume of black plum, raspberry, graphite and licorice. Full-bodied and rich, with a long and balanced finish.
The wine represents the concept of winemaking processes drawn from the " old world ' where selected varieties integrate to harmonize with the Mediterranean climate prevailing in our region. The wine emphasizes the elegance and balance of fruit and tannins and acid levels.
Food pairing
The wine is an ideal companion for dishes such as roast goose, casseroles and cheeses.
Vineyards
The grapes came from the finest wine grape growing regions of Israel, most of them from the Upper Galilee, with some of the grapes coming from old vineyards situated around Zichron Yaacov as well as the Judean Hills.
Wine production
The vinification process from each vineyard was carried out separately, and each wine was aged individually for seven months. After determining the ultimate blend, the wine was returned to the oak barrels for a further eight months. In total, the wine was aged for 15 months in French oak barrels, 20% of which were new.
Ageing
The wine ready to drink with the release, but will continue to get old a decade ago from vintage save in proper conditions.
Harvest
The fall and winter that preceded Vintage 2013 was of average temperature. Rainfall was higher than usual, although a warmer than usual spring brought about an early awakening in the vineyards.
The mild spring and summer temperatures, relative to recent years, made for superb quality grapes. The red wines display deep color and full fruit flavors.
Alcohol
14.5%
Technical data
PH – 3.6
TA-5.95 (g/l)
RS - dry
Serving recommendations
To enjoy the wine to its maximum, it should be served at a temperature of 18 degrees.
Type of wine
Dry Red
Varieties
The wine comprises of 40% Shiraz from the Kayoumi vineyard, 19% Petit Verdot from the Meron Vineyard, 15% Carignan grapes grown in mature vineyards around Zichron Yaacov, 15% Petite Sirah grown in mature vineyards in the Judean Hills, and 9% Malbec grapes from the Alma Vineyards and 2% Viognier grapes from the Kerem Zimra vineyard.
Growing region
Upper Galilee, Zichron Yaacov, and the Judean Hills.
Tasting notes
The wine displays a deep purplish hue and is characterized by an aroma of dark raspberries, spices, sage and truffles. Full-bodied and rich, with a long, balanced finish.
This wine reflects a concept of winemaking drawn from the ״old world״, and for its
creation, only the highest quality grape varieties, characterizing the Mediterranean climate in our region, were chosen. The wine emphasizes an elegant character, and an excellent balance between fruit, tannins and acidity.
Food pairing
The wine is an ideal companion for dishes such as such as roast goose, casseroles and cheeses.
Vineyards
The grapes came from the finest wine grape growing regions of Israel, most of them from the Upper Galilee, with some of the grapes coming from old vineyards situated around Zichron Yaacov as well as the Judean Hills.
Wine production
The vinification process from each vineyard was carried out separately, and each wine was aged individually for seven months. After determining the ultimate blend, the wine was returned to the oak barrels for a further eight months. In total, the wine was aged for 15 months in French oak barrels, 20% of which were new.
Ageing
The wine ready to drink with the release, but will continue to get old a decade ago from vintage save in proper conditions.
Harvest
The fall and winter that preceded vintage 2012 were considerably colder than previous years while rainfall was higher than average. This was offset by a warm spring that brought an early awakening and even ripening.
The combination of cold, wet autumn and winter with a hot spring and summer, resulted in early fruit development, and to bringing forward the time of harvest. Grape quality was first class, leading to the creation of distinctive wines, both rich and balanced.
Technical data
PH – 3.55
TA-5.75 (g/l)
RS-dry.
Alcohol: 14%
Serving recommendations
To enjoy the wine at its best, it should be served at a temperature of 18º C (64º F).
Type of wine
Dry red
Varieties
The wine comprises of 42% Shiraz from the Kayoumi vineyard, 25% Petit Verdot from the Meron Vineyard, 18% Petite Sirah grown in mature vineyards in the Judean Hills, 9% Carignan grapes grown in mature vineyards around Zichron Yaacov, 3% Mourvedre grapes from Zichron Yaacov and 3% Viognier grapes from the Kerem Zimra vineyard.
Growing region
Upper Galilee, Zichron Yaacov, and the Judean Hills.
Tasting notes
The wine displays a deep purplish hue and is characterized by an aroma of dark raspberries, spices, sage and truffles. Full-bodied and rich, with a long, balanced finish.
This wine reflects a concept of winemaking drawn from the ״old world״, and for its
creation, only the highest quality grape varieties, characterizing the Mediterranean climate in our region, were chosen. The wine emphasizes an elegant character, and an excellent balance between fruit, tannins and acidity.
Food pairing
The wine is an ideal companion for dishes such as roast goose, casseroles or hard cheeses.
Vineyards
The grapes were harvested in the finest wine growing regions of Israel, mostly from the Upper Galilee, with some grapes coming from mature vineyards located around Zichron Yaacov and the Judean Hills.
Wine production
The winemaking and maturation process of the wines from each vineyard took place separately for seven months. After determining the final blend, the wine was returned to the oak barrels for a further 8 months. In total, the wine was aged for 15 months in French oak barrels, 20% of which were new.
Ageing
The wine was ready to drink on its release, and will continue to mature for a decade from its vintage, if stored in suitable conditions.
Harvest
The fall and winter that preceded vintage 2011 were considerably warmer than usual. The rainfall was around the annual average but the cool spring delayed the harvest by a few weeks. The combination of the cool spring and pleasant summer, (apart from a few heat waves and rainfall in during August, September and October), resulted in a later than usual development in the fruit, and a slight delay in the harvest. Grape quality was first class, leading to the creation of distinctive wines, both rich and balanced.
Alcohol
14%
Serving recommendations
To enjoy the wine at its best, it should be served at a temperature of 18º C (64º F).
Type of wine
Dry red
Varieties
30% Shiraz from Kayoumi vineyard, 25% Carignan from mature vineyards around Zichron Yaacov, 24% Petit Verdot from Meron, 15% Petite Sirah from mature vineyards in the Judean Hills, 3% Malbec from the Alma vineyards and 3% Viognier grapes from the Etz Hazayit vineyard.
Growing region
Upper Galilee, Zichron Yaacov, and the Judean Hills.
Tasting notes
The wine displays a deep purplish hue and is characterized by an aroma of dark raspberries, spices, sage and truffles. Full-bodied and rich, with a long, balanced finish.
This wine reflects a concept of winemaking drawn from the ״old world״, and for its
creation, only the highest quality grape varieties, characterizing the Mediterranean climate in our region, were chosen. The wine emphasizes an elegant character, and an excellent balance between fruit, tannins and acidity.
Food pairing
The wine is an ideal companion for dishes such as roast goose, casseroles or hard cheeses.
Vineyards
The grapes were harvested in the finest wine growing regions of Israel, mostly from the Upper Galilee, with some grapes coming from mature vineyards located around Zichron Yaacov and the Judean Hills.
Wine production
The winemaking and maturation process of the wines from each vineyard took place separately for seven months. After determining the final blend, the wine was returned to the oak barrels for a further 8 months. In total, the wine was aged for 15 months in French oak barrels, 20% of which were new.
Ageing
The wine was ready to drink on its release, and will continue to mature for a decade from its vintage, if stored in suitable conditions.
Harvest
The fall and winter leading up to the 2010 vintage were warmer than
usual and rainfall was near the annual average. This combination led to an early
awakening in the vineyards. Spring and summer were unusually warm and
subsequently, ripening of the fruit was earlier than usual. The 2010 harvest
began early compared to previous years, especially the for the premium white
varieties. The wines created are balanced and display the full characteristics of
their variety.
Alcohol
14.5%
Serving recommendations
To enjoy the wine at its best, it should be served at a temperature of 18º C (64º F).
Type of wine
Dry red
Varieties
The wine comprises of, 27% Carignan from mature vineyards around Zichron Yaacov, 27% Shiraz from the Kayoumi vineyard, 15% Petite Sirah from mature vineyards in the Judean Hills, 3% Malbec grapes from the Alma vineyard and 2% Viognier from the Kerem Zimra vineyard.
Growing region
Upper Galilee, Zichron Yaacov, and the Judean Hills.
Tasting notes
The wine displays a deep purplish hue and is characterized by an aroma of black cherries, spices, leather and truffles. Full-bodied and rich, with a long, balanced finish.
This wine reflects a concept of winemaking drawn from the ״old world״, and for its
creation, only the highest quality grape varieties, characterizing the Mediterranean climate in our region, were chosen. The wine emphasizes an elegant character, and an excellent balance between fruit, tannins and acidity.
Food pairing
The wine is an ideal companion for dishes such as roast goose, casseroles and cheeses.
Wine production
The vinification process from each vineyard was carried out separately, and each wine was aged individually for seven months. After determining the ultimate blend, the wine was returned to the oak barrels for a further eight months. In total, the wine was aged for 15 months in French oak barrels, 15% of which were new. In order to preserve the potential of the grapes' constituents, the wine was unfiltered, thus displaying the development of sediment as the wine matures in the bottle.
Ageing
The wine was ready to drink with its release, but will continue to mature a decade from its vintage if stored in proper conditions.
Harvest
The winter preceding the 2009 vintage was slightly warmer than average, leading to premature awakening in the vineyards. Spring and early summer had favorable weather conditions, but in late August and the beginning of September, the ripening of the grapes in some of the vineyards finished earlier than usual. However, due to the early budding on the vines in 2009, the harvest began several days earlier than in previous years, but continued until the end of October. This vintage led to the creation of balanced wines, displaying their full, varietal characteristics.
Alcohol
13.5%
Serving recommendations
To enjoy the wine to its maximum, it should be served at a temperature of 18 degrees.
Type of wine
Dry red
Varieties
The wine comprises of 30% Carignan grapes grown in mature vineyards around Zichron Yaacov, 25% Shiraz from the Kayoumi vineyard, 23% Petit Verdot from the Meron vineyard, 18% Petite Sirah from mature vineyards in the Judean Hills, 2% Malbec from the Alma Vineyard, and 2% Viognier grapes from the Kerem Zimra vineyard.
Growing region
Upper Galilee, Zichron Yaacov, and the Judean Hills.
Tasting notes
The wine displays a deep purplish hue and is characterized by
an aroma of black cherries, spices, leather and truffles. Full-bodied and rich, with
a long, balanced finish.
This wine reflects a concept of winemaking drawn from the ״old world״, and for its
creation, only the highest quality grape varieties, characterizing the
Mediterranean climate in our region, were chosen. The wine emphasizes an
elegant character, and an excellent balance between fruit, tannins and acidity.
Food pairing
The wine is an ideal companion for dishes such as roast goose,
casseroles and cheeses.
Wine production
The vinification process from each vineyard was carried out separately, and each wine was aged individually for seven months. After determining the ultimate blend, the wine was returned to the oak barrels for a further eight months. In total, the wine was aged for 15 months in French oak barrels, 10% of which were new. In order to preserve the potential of the grapes' constituents, the wine was unfiltered, thus displaying the development of sediment as the wine matures in the bottle.
Ageing
The wine was ready to drink with its release, but will continue mature for a decade from vintage in proper conditions.
Harvest
The winter preceding the 2008 harvest was cold and blessed with
many cold spells. Rainfall was 35% lower than the annual average and the hot
spring lead to premature awakening and unified grapes. Due to premature
budding, the 2008 harvest began a few days earlier than planned compared to
previous years. The quality of the grapes was excellent and in turn, created
wines which are rich and balanced.
Alcohol
13.5%
Serving recommendations
To enjoy the wine to its maximum, it should be served at a temperature of 18 -20 degrees.
Type of wine
Dry red
Varieties
The wine comprises of 37% Carignan grapes grown in mature vineyards around Zichron Yaacov, 26% Shiraz from the vineyard in Ramat Arad, 20% Petit Verdot from the Meron Vineyard, 15% Petite Sirah grown in mature vineyards in the Judean Hills and 2% Viognier grapes from the Kerem Zimra vineyard.
Growing region
Upper Galilee, Zichron Yaacov, and the Judean Hills.
Tasting notes
Carmel Mediterranean displays a deep purplish hue and is
characterized by an aroma of black cherries, spices, leather and truffles. Full-
bodied, rich and elegant, with a long, balanced finish.
Food pairing
The wine is an ideal companion for dishes such as roast goose,
casseroles and cheeses.
Wine production
The vinification process from each vineyard was carried out separately, and each wine was aged individually for seven months. After determining the ultimate blend, the wine was returned to the oak barrels for a further eight months. In total, the wine was aged for 15 months in French oak barrels. In order to preserve the potential of the grapes' constituents, the wine was unfiltered, thus displaying the development of sediment as the wine matures in the bottle.
Ageing
The wine ready to drink with the release, but will continue to get old a decade ago from vintage save in proper conditions.
Harvest
The winter preceding the 2007 vintage was relatively cold and blessed
with many cold spells, but the rainfall was 25% lower the annual average.
February was warmer than usual which led to the early awakening of the vines.
Due to the early budding on the vines, the 2007 harvest began earlier than usual
and continued up until November. This is one of the longest lasting harvest
seasons in the history of the Carmel Winery which lasted for more than three
months. Crop yields were lower than in 2006, with excellent grape quality,
leading to the creation of rich and balanced wines.
Alcohol
13.5%
Serving recommendations
To enjoy the wine to its maximum, it should be served at a temperature of between 18 -20 degrees.