Name: Gamla Chardonnay 2019
Type of wine: Dry white wine
Acid (g / L) 6.3
The 2019 Gamla Chardonnay exhibits bright aromas of citrus, floral, nashi, apple and tropical fruit notes, all with a hint of French oak. This medium-bodied wine is flavorful and drinkable.
The 2019 Gamla Chardonnay is ready to enjoy upon release, and will stay in excellent drinking condition for about four years from harvest. Try pairing the wine with
salmon tataki, roast chicken in a triple-citrus marinade, or grilled vegetable skewers.
2019 was yet another outstanding vintage in the Golan Heights. The season followed Israel’s wettest winter in years, ending five years of drought. An unusually cool spring ended abruptly with a warm May, followed by nicely average temperatures from June to mid-September. The harvest started slowly, with first fruits coming in on August 6. A heat wave on September 18-20 catapulted the vineyards’ ripening, followed by our second biggest harvest week ever. An unusually warm October kept the harvest in high gear until ending on October 23. Overall, another beautiful season in the Golan gave us another year of exceptional wines.
The 2019 Gamla Chardonnay is produced entirely from fruit grown in vineyards on the northern Golan, the coolest and highest part of the Golan Heights. Through the years, this area has become known as an excellent source for this classic white variety. The wine aged briefly in French oak barrels to keep the focus on the wine’s fruit-forward nature.
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.