Carmel Winery Appellation Old Vines Petite Sirah 2009
This wine is produced from Petite Sirah of an old-vine vineyard in the Judean Hills, which is more than 35 years old, and aged for 12 months in small French oak barrels. Powerful, very full bodied, with an aroma of blueberries, violets, and tar.
100% Petite Sirah. Carmel Winery is a historic winery in Israel. It was founded in 1882 by Baron Edmond de Rothschild, owner of Chateau Lafite in France, and has the two largest wineries in Israel: at Rishon Le Zion (south of Tel Aviv) and at Zichron Ya'acov (south of Haifa). Each winery has deep underground cellars built by Rothschild in the 19th century. Carmel Winery also has two small, state-of-the-art wineries close to key vineyards to allow production of small quantities of handcrafted wines.