Noah Winery Gedeon Petite Sirah 2011
Smooth and well-rounded with moderate acidity and reminiscent of tropical fruits by nature. Perfect for full-bodied fish and white meats, as well as corn-based dishes.
Noah Winery was founded by Michel Murciano, a Jewish winemaker from France. After much research to find the best vineyards, he began planting grapes around Hebron. The hills of Negev get plenty of sunshine, as well as coolness from the Mediterranean Sea due to high altitudes of around 3200 ft. This optimal combination lets the grapes ripen. The region is already mentioned in the Bible as an area where the Canaanites cultivated grapes. Moses had sent scouts who brought back with them large bunches of grapes from this area, which proved the fertility of the land. Since then, there have always been vineyards in this area. Michel has been advised by Oenologist Jacques Humeau, who studied at a wine university in Bordeaux, since the winery's inception. The wines are among Israel's top wines and receives high International acclaim. A world favorite among white wines, this grape has proven its mettle in cool climate areas, such as Casablanca, San Antonio, and most recently Limari, where it takes on a very attractive mineral edge. It takes kindly to a bit of oak aging and even barrel-fermenting for additional complexity.