RN Neve Midbar Adom
Neve Midbar Adom 2016 – Dry
50% Cabernet Sauvignon 35% Petit Verdot & 15% Merlot
Aging : 14 months in American and French oak barrels.
The Vineyards – The manually-picked, harvested grapes are picked early morning and come from three different winery owned vineyards. The Merlot plot in Nitzna Vineyard was planted in 2001 in the Ramat Negev area, owned by the winery, in the western side of Kadesh Barnea village. The Petit Verdot plot in Halutza Vineyard was planted in 2005 in the western side of Kadesh Barnea village. The vineyard was grown on loess soil, sand and lime 300 meters high. The Cabernet Sauvignon plot in Avdat Vineyard was planted in 2001 by Eyal Izraeli from Carmei Avdat farm in the Negev Mountain area, on loess soil, sand and red soil at the foot of Mitzpe Ramon, 700 meters high. The vineyard benefits from the extreme temperature differences and dryness that characterize the desert area.
The Winemaking Process – The fermentation process occurs in cold temperature in stainless steel tanks in order to preserve the scents and flavors of the fruit. When this process is complete, the wine is soaked on grape peels in cold temperatures for a period of two weeks to make the most of the aroma and flavors of the peel. After that, the wine undergoes initial decantation and an aging process for about 14 months in American and French Oak barrels, most of which are new. Then, the wine is roughly filtered to preserve as much as possible the aroma and tastes after which it is bottled and kept in the winery for a period of six months before going on the market.
Color – A deep, bold and almost black purple color is reached by roughly filtering, stabilizing and closely supervising the wine so that it doesn´t get damaged by oxygen.
Serving Recommendation – The wine should be served at 16 degrees Celsius. The wine has a full, rich body, solid tannins and a delicate acidity but does have presence. It will be classic served with high fat content foods such as entrecote, lamb ribs and lamb stew.
Brix – 25.5
PH – 3.71
General Acidity – 5.3
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