This special blend is composed of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 7% Petite Verdot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 4% Shiraz, and 3% Grenache. The grapes in Alexander Amorolo were dried on mats for 70 days, using a special process under low temperature and careful supervision (Italian Amarone style.) The wine was aged for 40 months in a combination of new and old oak barrels. The result is a full bodied wine, with concentrated aromas of very ripe fruit and strong tannins, offering rich and diverse tastes on the palate. This wine will age well.
Alexander winery was founded by winemaker Yoram Shalom in Tel-Aviv in 1996, and was relocated to Beit Yitzhak, a Moshav in Hefer Valley. The winery began as a small family venture but slowly grew into a very successful, highly acclaimed boutique winery. Since the 2006 vintage the winery products are Kosher and in 2007 the wines are also Kosher under the supervision of the “Beit Joseph” organization.