I WAS IN ISREAL IN 2006, I WAS A GUEST AT THE CROWNE PLAZA. WE WERE GIVEN A COMPLIMENTARY BOTTLE OF WINE. IT WAS A BARKAN WINE AND IT HAD THE WORDS "SWEET KIDDUSH WINE" WRITTEN ON THE BOTTLE. CAN YOU HELP ME FIND THE NAME OF THIS WINE? IT WAS DARK GRAPE OR DARK RED. THANKS SO MUCH, KATHY MADDOX. HOPE YOU CAN HELP.
A powerful wine with highly concentrated flavors, superbly structured, which presents a mature and intense black fruit, with a refreshing hint of mint.
Wine Maker Notes
This wine is mainly grown from a vineyard at an altitude of 412 meters above sea level, close to the Avnei-Eitan settlement in the southern Golan Heights. A small part of the grapes is picked at the Dishon vineyard, located in the Kadesh Valley.After a maturation period of 14 months in oak casks, most of which are made from French oak, the wine is bottled without shading.This wine has the potential to evolve gracefully for a long period time.
Barkan was founded in 1990, by Yair Lerner and Shmuel Boxer. They immediately set forth on a program of modernization and the planting of vineyards, which they saw as the key to the production of fine wine and expansion of the company.
Barkan immediately began to plant vineyards in and around Barkan, where it would ultimately build a state of the art modern winery. Kibbutz Hulda was chosen given both its proximity to the vineyards of Hulda, as well as its central location, close to major roads and removed from urban areas. Today Barkan receives grapes from vineyards from all the best regions in Israel; such as the Golan Heights, the Upper Galilee and the Lebanese border area, the lower Galilee and Tavor, the Jerusalem mountains, and Israel's south, around Mitzpe Ramon.