The Shiraz grapes used in making this fine wine were sourced from the Kayoumi Vineyard in the foothills of Mount Meron in the Upper Galilee. After fermentation and an extended length of skin contact, the wine was matured in French oak barrels for 15 months. This Shiraz is a deep purple in color, with rich aromas of blackcurrants, freshly ground black pepper, and roasted coffee beans. The wine is well balanced, with lots of dense flavors on the palate.
Carmel Winery is the historic winery of Israel. It was founded in 1882 by Baron Edmond de Rothschild, owner of Château Lafite in Bordeaux. Carmel owns the two largest wineries in Israel, at Rishon Le Zion, south of Tel Aviv and at Zichron Ya'acov, south of Haifa. Each has deep underground cellars built by Rothschild in the 19th century.
Carmel Winery has 3,472 acres of vineyards, which cover the land of Israel from the Upper Galilee in the north, to the Negev in the south. Carmel's winemakers can therefore choose from vineyards with different terroirs from all the wine regions in Israel. Carmel has a particularly strong vineyard presence in the cooler climate of the Upper Galilee, from where many of the leading wines are sourced.