- Talma Gotteiner
Shiloh Winery: Quality Wines for Rosh Hashanah
Shiloh Winery, led by winemaker Amichai Luria, is presenting a variety of quality wines for the holiday season in particular and for wine lovers in general.
All the wines are kosher certified from four authorities: OK, Badatz Chatam Sofer Bnei Brak, Rabbanut (Mehadrin) Mateh Binyamin and Rabbi Babad. All Shiloh wines are Kosher Mehadrin for Passover and year-round.
MOSAIC EXCLUSIVE EDITION - The exclusive mosaic blend is a special edition released only in years of outstanding vintage.
The wine is made from Petit Verdot, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Malbec grapes. The wine was aged in French oak barrels. The uniqueness of the wine is expressed in its powerful fruit flavors with a long finish.
The wine has aroma of black cherry and mocha, with flavors of blackberry, raspberry, anisette and white chocolate.
The wine was awarded 92 Wine Enthusiast Double Gold Terravino. Consumer Price: 350 NIS
MOSAIC 2016 - Shiloh Winery's flagship wine
The wine is made from a mosaic of varieties: Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Each strain was aged individually for about six months in half new French barrels, and for an additional year after blending them together.
The wine has a purple-black opaque color and an intense fruit aroma of sour blackberries combined with a rich bouquet of roasted mocha beans and cocoa.
The taste is complex and varied with flavors of blackberry, blueberry and raspberry. The wine is high in tannins with a heavy body and an elegant prolonged finish. The wine will continue to mature over the coming years.
The mosaic wine has received a score of 90 in three prestigious wine publications:
Consumer Price: 200 NIS
MERLOT SECRET RESERVE 2016 - A dry red wine made from 100% Merlot grapes carefully selected from the winery's finest lots. The wine is rich and complex, with aromas of cherry, mint and raspberries. The body of the wine is powerful with layers of tobacco, dark chocolate and nutmeg with a long finish. The wine underwent aging in select French oak barrels for 18 months.
The wine will continue to mature over the coming years.
The Merlot Secret Reserve scored 92 in the prestigious Wine Enthusiast publication.
The 2010, 2011 and 2014 harvests won the gold cluster in the Merlot category above 100 NIS.
Consumer Price: 135 NIS
CABERNET SAUVIGNON SECRET RESERVE 2017 - A refined dry red wine, made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from the best lots of Shiloh Winery.
The wine was aged in French oak barrels for 18 months and will continue to mature in the coming years.
The wine is fruity and complex, with an aroma of anisette and eucalyptus. The powerful body has layers of fruit flavors, dark chocolate and mint.
The Cabernet Sauvignon Secret Reserve scored 91 in the Wine Enthusiast publication and won 5 times the gold medal in the Golden Cluster award as the best Cabernet in Israel.
Consumer Price: 135 NIS.
LEGEND FIEDLER 2017 - A dry red wine. A unique blend of 51% Petit Syrah, 33% Petit Verdot and 16% Shiraz grapes. The wine was aged in French and American oak barrels for 15 months.
Possessing powerful aromas of plums and berries with a pleasant bouquet of dark chocolate and intense fruit flavors. The wine is robust with a medium body and a long and pleasant finish and will continue to mature well in the coming years.
The 2017 vintage won the Gold Cluster 2019 award in the 90-120 NIS blends category The wine won a prestigious U.S. competition "Ultimate Wine Challenge" with a score of 94. The wine advocate publication gave it a score of 90.
In the German Par competition "Wine Award International" awarded it a score of 94 and a gold medal.
Consumer Price: 100 NIS
CHARDONNAY 2018 - A white wine made from 100% Chardonnay grapes. The wine is fermented and aged in 400 Liter French oak barrels.
It has tropical fruit aromas with pear and peach flavors, a medium body and a long finish.
SHOR MERLOT 2017- A dry red wine.
Made from 100% Merlot grapes. The wine was aged for 15 months in French oak barrels. A rich and complex fruity wine with aromas of blackberry, plum, and tobacco, a powerful body with layers of black fruit, dark chocolate and mint.
The wine will continue to mature well in the coming years. Consumer Price: 85 NIS
THE SHILOH WINERY The Shiloh Winery, located near the settlement of Shiloh, was founded in 2005 and overlooks the breathtaking views of the Shiloh River and Mount Samaria, producing high quality wines that combine technology with uncompromising professionalism, under the supervision of experienced winemaker Amichai Lurie. The finest Shiloh wines are sought after by experts and wine lovers in Israel and around the world and are awarded gold medals at prestigious international wine competitions in Israel and abroad.
The winery produces around 200,000 bottles a year, with over 60% for export to countries around the world.
THE WINEMAKER Amichai Lurie has always had a great passion for wine production. Upon his arrival at the Shiloh Winery in 2005, he soon earned a reputation for quality and professionalism. Under his management, Shiloh's wines have been recognized internationally and have received gold medals at the highest levels. Amichai has proven his ability to work with several varieties and produce high quality wines as well as unique blends that deliver outstanding value for winery customers year after year.
THE VINEYARDS The basis for quality wines begins with the soil and the vineyard. Excellent grape growing conditions for the production of fine quality wines have existed in the Samaria Mountains since Biblical times. The cold nights and hot days create an ideal climate for the grapes growing at 650 - 900 meters above sea level. The winery continues to grow vineyards in the area and is now spread over 150 dunam (~37 acres). The wines can be purchased online on the English Website. Have an Early Happy Holidays! Talma
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