Tracing the history of Israel’s modern wine industry to the founding of Carmel Winery in the late 19th century by Baron Edmond de Rothschild – then-owner of Bordeaux’s famed Château Lafite – SommJournal recently explored the history, heritage, and distinctiveness of the Mediterranean nation’s hallmark Bordeaux-style reds.
Classic Bordelaise varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec have been proven to thrive in Israel’s diverse collection of growing regions, underscoring the international nature of the country’s wine culture. Somm Journal highlighted winemakers from top Israeli producers Bravdo, Jerusalem Wineries, Teperberg Winery, Tabor Winery, Kishor Winery, and Carmel Winery, showing how international experience, respect for tradition, and ever-evolving technology and practices all contribute to the country’s production of world-class Bordeaux blends. The article closes with a selection of tasting notes and scores for representative wines, with each earning a 92 or above.
Source: https://www.sommjournal.com/august-september-2020/ (page 83-85)