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1848 5th Generation White Blend

Winery: 1848 Winery   Variety: Blend
Country: Israel   Type: White
Vintage: 2010   Bottle Size: 750ml

The wine has a golden green color with hints of pear, white peach, citrus, passion fruit, roasted nuts, papaya and oak. It has full complex body and long fresh fruit finish. 

The Chardonnay and Semillon grapes were harvested in the Lower Galilee area. A unique mosaic of basalt soil combined with chalky sediments contributes to the grapes its unique mineral aroma. The Chenin Blanc was harvested from mature vines in Kohav HaShahar at the Jerusalem Mountains. The Terra Rossa soil with basaltic sediments has an excellent draining quality which allows the vine roots to concentrate the flavor of the grapes. 

The grapes had reached the winery in the early cool hours of the morning and were transferred directly from the "crusher" into refrigerated stainless steel tanks. The Chardonnay and Semillon were fermented together at a temperature of 22-24 degrees Celsius. Following the end of the fermentation the wine was aged in French 400 Liters oak barrels for 8 months. The Chenin Blanc was fermented separately at the same temperature in stainless steel tanks. At the end of maturing the wines were blended together in order to reach wine's unique characteristics: aromas of minerals, complex of fruit and roasting flavors.