Mount Hermon Indigo Red Blend
Origin: Mount Hermon, Galilee, Israel
Blend: cabernet sauvignon, syrah
Producer's Notes: Mount Hermon Indigo exhibits ripe red and black fruit characters layered with attractive notes of earth, smoke and spice. This delicious wine presents good body and lingering flavor.
Mount Hermon Indigo is blended from Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah (also known as Shiraz) fruit harvested from a number of vineyards on the Golan Heights and one vineyard in the Upper Galilee. The combination of these two classic red varieties gives this wine its lovely indigo color. Undergoing malolactic fermentation, the wine was bottled without sterile filtration.
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.