Carmel Winery: White Summer Wines
The Carmel Winery dates back to 1889, when the Baron Edmund de Rothschild initiated construction of the first winery in Rishon LeZion as part of his support of the first Israeli settlers. Since then it has evolved into one of the leading wineries in Israel.
As such, I was delighted to participate in a workshop designed to launch the blue bottled new sparkling white Muscato wine from it’s ‘Private Collection’ series as well as to present a variety of white wines from a series termed ‘SelectedD’.
Ran Assa, Marketing Manager of Carmel Winery explained that the Select series offers a wide range of quality white wines at affordable prices in the table wine category, whereas the Private Collection series, is a quality wine series of good value.
The event was especially timed for the ‘Shavuot’ holiday with respect to the pairing of wine to festive dairy dishes that are typical of this holiday. ‘Shavuot’ is the opening shot of the white wine season, which will accompany us throughout the summer and warm days so you are welcome to apply the suggestions below any time. David Gronich, Chief Wine Instructor taught us how to pair the wines.
The event was hosted by Newpan Gourmet and led by Chef Shimrit Goldberg, second from the left and the Newpan team of chef instructors.
The outcome was divine.
The SelectedD Series
The series has established its status over the years as the leading wine series in Israel, selling more than 3 million bottles a year. The series includes a variety of wines and varieties: red, white, flushed and muscato. All the wines are young, fruity and fresh.
In honor of Shavuot, Carmel Winery offers the white wines and the Rosé wine of the series:
Emerald Riesling Colombard - Semi-dry, light and aromatic white wine, made from Emerald Riesling and Colombard grapes.
Sauvignon Blanc – A Dry light white wine, made from Sauvignon Blanc grapes.
White Mediterranean Blend - Semi-dry white, light, mineral and fruity wine, combining grape varieties suitable for the Mediterranean climate.
Muscato - Light, sweet and simmering white wine with low alcohol content (5.5%) produced from Muscat Alexandroni grapes.
Rosé - a semi-dry red wine, light, fresh and aromatic, made from Zinfandel grapes.
Recommended price for wines SelecteD series - 25 NIS
The Private Collection Series
The Private Collection series of high quality wines is gaining popularity among Israeli households and sells an average of more than 1 million bottles a year.
The series has won 3 gold medals in the Best Value competition this year. In addition, the Private Collection series is the leading series in its price category.
The new ‘Moscato’ blue bottled wine of the Private Collection is a sweet and slightly bubbly white wine whose grapes were harvested when fully from a mature low yield muscat section. The wine was fermented in a pressure container (the Charmat method) for aromatic wine, with aromas of tropical fruit / baked quince, medium body and balanced sweetness.
Recommended price for wines Private Collection - 39 NIS
In conclusion, I hope you find this review useful and wish you a Happy Shavuot!
Cheers, Salût or as we say in Israel, Le’Chaim! I’m standing with Anabel Hagar Levi, Branding Manager, Carmel Winery.
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