Yatir Winery is launched the white wine of the winery, Viognier Yatir vintage 2015.
The Yatir Winery is one of Israel’s first wineries to have planted and produced wine from this challenging variety, originating in cool regions of the northern Rhone Valley. The first vineyard was planted in the Yatir Forest in 2003. The style that was ultimately selected reflects the growing conditions of a high desert frontier region. The winery strives to express the accentuated aroma of this variety in a subdued manner, while focusing on fresh fruit flavors and blossoms (peach, chamomile, acacia, quince, papaya, citrus fruit and citrus blossom) and avoiding over ripeness. The use of wooden barrels during the aging process is limited to old and neutral barrels only and the wine does not undergo malolactic fermentation. The wine is bottled in the first spring after the vintage and is approved for marketing only after 6 additional months of further aging in the bottle. When it’s young, this wine is characterized by fruity freshness. The wine can be aged for several years, during which it develops a honeyed aroma, with a deeper flavor texture.
Yatir Viognier 2015 – A dry white wine produced from 100% Viognier grapes, coming from two different vineyards in the Yatir Forest – 650 to 690 meters above sea level.
After fermentation in stainless steel vats, the wine was aged for three months in used oak barrels. The wine was bottled in May 2015.
Wine Notes – Golden yellow, pale green color. Displaying aromas of white peaches, quince and sweet apple, with peach, nectarine and citrus fruit flavors.
Food Pairing – A wine which is full in the mouth, and will compliment food, but can also stand alone without a meal as an aperitif.
Serving Suggestions – This wine is best served at between 8 – 10 c (46- 50 f).