Our Wines




 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
   
 
  
 
 
 Ramat Negev Winery combines different worlds. It can be defined as a combination of the new and old world. The growing and winemaking methods are of the new world, since there is intervention throughout the growing and winemaking processes of the grapevine – we made the growing environment suitable for the grapevine by artificial watering, enriching the land with minerals, fertilizers and all of the necessary elements for the grapevine, by meticulous pruning and using advanced equipment.
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.
 

 "Neve Midbar" Collection

White Neve Midbar  2016

Ingredients  – 80% Chardonnay, 20% Sauvignon Blanc

The Vineyards – The manually-picked, harvested grapes are picked early morning and come from a winery owned plot in the Ramat Negev area, near Kadesh Barnea village and  from vineyards in the Negev Highlands. The vineyard benefits from the extreme temperature differences and dryness that characterize the desert area.

The Winemaking Process – The grapes get crushed and are separated right away from their peel, for preservation of the initial liquid´s light color. After that, the grape juice goes through a cold soak in stainless steel tanks in order to reach clean liquid before the fermentation process, after that the wine undergoes slow and cold fermentation to preserve the fruits´ natural scent and flavor. When this process is complete, the wine undergoes initial decantation and placed in stainless steel tanks, in a low temperature to prevent malolactic fermentation, after stabilizing it, the wine is filtered and bottled.

Characteristics: Dry red wine  13% Alc. The color almost  transparent yellow with green tone. The wine has been stabilized in cold temperatures. The wine is dry and has a pleasant acidity to it. The wine has an after taste and scent of tropical fruit

 Serving Recommendation:  this is why it will go with fish and chicken dishes. In addition, will go well with seasoned dishes and with Asian cuisine.

 Filling date: 11.2016

 Red Neve Midbar  2015

 Ingredients – 50% Cabernet Sauvignon 35% Petit Verdot and 15% Merlot

 The Vineyards - The manually-picked, harvested grapes are picked early morning and come from three different winery owned vineyards. The Merlot plot in Nitzna Vineyard. The Petit Verdot plot in Halutza Vineyard both located close to Kadesh Barnea village. The vineyards were grown on loess soil, sand and lime 300 meters high. The Cabernet Sauvignon plot in Avdat Vineyard farm in the Negev Mountain area, on loess soil, sand and red soil, 700 meters high. The vineyard benefits from the extreme temperature differences and dryness that characterize the desert area.

The Winemaking Process – After the harvest, the grapes are transported to the winery for crushing and separation 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 14 months in American and French Oak barrels.Then, the wine is roughly filtered to preserve as much as possible the aroma and tastes after which it is bottled and kept in the winery for a period of six months before going on the market.

Characteristics: Semi dry wine 14% Alc. The wine has a full, rich body, solid tannins and a delicate acidity but does have presence The color deep, bold and almost black 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 be classic served with high fat content foods such as entrecote, lamb ribs and lamb stew.

Filling date: Jan 2017 

 

Sauvignon  Blanc , autumn 2016

Ingredients: Dry white wine.   100%Sauvignon Blanc grapes.

The Vineyards:  Nizzana vineyard in Kadesh Barnea village at Ramat HaNegev.  The vineyards were grown on loess soil, sand and lime 300 meters high.

Early Manual harvest and rapid maturation allowed us to harvest the Sauvignon Blanc at a good sugar level aroma, while maintaining high acidity.

Characteristics:  12.5% Alc. The wine has a fascinating combination of tropical fruit and citrus flavors , intoxicating aroma and sustained acidity.

The color yellow-white – glamor gold.  The wine has been stabilized in cold temperatures.

Serving Recommendation – The wine must be served at 16 degrees Celsius.

 Filling date: Jan 2017