However, the wine that is made from the vineyard and its style, are of the old world. Earlier harvesting in order to maintain moderate sugar and alcohol levels and preserve the grapes´ natural acidity. This is how an elegant and accessible wine is made, with soft tannins and a lighter body. Preservation of the fruits´ natural flavor is done by using barrels in a monitored and reserved manner, in relation to the fruits´ intensity.
Kadesh barnea series
The Vineyards – The manually-picked, harvested grapes are picked early morning and come from two different winery-owned plots in the Ramat Negev area, near Kadesh Barnea. A plot in Nitzna Vineyard in the southern side of the village, planted in 2001 and a plot in Halutza Vineyard in the western side of the village, planted in 2005 in Ramat Negev. Both are grown on loess soil, sand and lime 300 meters high. The vineyards 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 eight months in American 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
Ingredients – 50% Cabernet Sauvignon from Nitzna vineyard, 30% Shiraz and 20% Cabernet Franc from Halutza Vineyard
Characteristics: Dry red wine . 13% Alc. Medium size body, refreshing acidity. The color deep, vibrant and shiny 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, it will go wonderfully with meat, cheese and high fat content dishes. Also, it will go well with pastas and fish dishes.
Ingredients: 100% Merlot grapes from Nitzna Vineyard
Characteristics: Dry red wine . 13% Alc. A medium-full body, soft tannins and delicate acidity. The Color deep, bold and clear red color is reached by roughly filtering, stabilizing and closely supervising the wine so that it doesn´t get damaged by oxygen
The wine should be served at 16 degrees celsius
Iit will go wonderfully well with hard cheeses and low-fat meats such as sirloin and chicken. Also combination with light dishes such as pasta and salmon
Cabernet sauvignon, Kadesh barnea 2019
Ingredients: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from Nitzna and Avdat vineyards
Characteristics Dry red wine. 13% Alc. Solid tannins and a medium, but closer to full body. The color dark, bold and clear purple color is reached by filtering the wine, stabilizing and closely supervising that it doesn´t get damaged by oxygen
Serving Recommendation – The wine should be served at 16 degrees celsius. It go well with meat stews and blue cheeses
Ingredients – 100% Cabernet Franc grapes from Nitzna Vineyard
The Winemaking Process – The wine is produced in the "blanc de noirs´´ technique. The grapes get crushed and right away are separated from their peels, in order to preserve the light color of the initial liquid. After that, the grape juice goes through a cold soak in stainless steel tanks to preserve the fruits´ natural scent and flavor. Then, the wine undergoes initial decantation and placed in stainless steel tanks and in low temperature in order to prevent malolactic fermentation, after stabilizing it the wine is filtered and bottled
Characteristics: Semi dry wine. 13% Alc. The wine is refreshing, young and flowery; grape fruit, berries and peach flavors can be felt. The Color clear, light pink-orange color is reached as a result of the short contact with the grape peels
Serving Recommendation – The wine should be served chilled, at 8 degrees celsius. It will go wonderfully with blue cheeses. In addition, due to its delicate sweetness, it is possible to combine it with well-seasoned foods
2020 Gewürztraminer Kadesh barnea
Semi dry white wine.
The wine is produced from 100% grapes of Gewurztraminer. The grapes were harvested by hand at the peak altitude vineyard Ramon Negev Highlands
Characteristics: 12.5 % Alc. Light-bodied wine accompanied by the aroma of orange blossom and tropical fruit ripe. Extension saccharine balanced and sustained
The Color clear, light gold-yellow color is reached as a result of the short contact with the grape peels.Serving Recommendation – The wine should be served chilled, at 8 degrees celsius. The half dry wine will go wonderfully with blue cheeses. In addition, due to its delicate sweetness, it is possible to combine it with well-seasoned foods.