Yarden Katzrin Chardonnay 2017 750ml
Appellation: Central and North Golan, Galilee, Israel
Winemakers Notes: The 2017 Yarden Katzrin Chardonnay presents ripe pear, tropical fruit, lemon and peach notes, with characters of mineral, spice and lemon zest. This flavorful Chardonnay is rich yet elegantly drinkable, and displays a lingering creamy finish.
Enjoyable upon release, the 2017 Yarden Katzrin Chardonnay will continue improving in the bottle for a few years, and will remain in great drinking condition for up to eight years from harvest. We love serving the wine with roast turbot stuffed with lemon and garlic, grilled free-range veal chops with mushrooms, or citrus chicken with grilled tropical fruit.
The Appellation: 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.