The wine has a golden green color with hints of pear, white peach, citrus, passion fruit, roasted nuts, papaya and oak. It has a full complex body and long fresh finish.
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Wine maker notes
The Chardonnay and Semillon grapes were harvested in the Lower Galilee area. A unique mosaic of basalt soil combined with chalky sediments contributes to the grapes its unique mineral aroma. The Chenin Blanc was harvested from mature vines in Kohav HaShahar at the Jerusalem Mountains. The Terra Rossa soil with basaltic sediments has an excellent draining quality which allows the vine roots to concentrate the flavor of the grapes.
The grapes had reached the winery in the early cool hours of the morning and were transferred directly from the ”crusher” into refrigerated stainless steel tanks. The Chardonnay and Semillon were fermented together at a temperature of 22-24 degrees Celsius. Following the end of the fermentation the wine was aged in French 400 Liters oak barrels for 8 months. The Chenin Blanc was fermented separately at the same temperature in stainless steel tanks. At the end of maturing the wines were blended together in order to reach wine’s unique characteristics: aromas of minerals, complex of fruit and roasting flavors.
In 1848, Rabbi Mordechai Avraham Shor, head of Tifereth Israel Yeshiva, and his son, Rabbi Yitzchak Shor, established a winery to serve the growing Ashkanazi population in Jerusalem. The western wall of the winery was formed by a part of the Wailing Wall. Rabbi Yitzchak warned people against touching the wall, and placed wine barrels along the wall to protect it.
In 1925, the winery was moved out of the Old City, into the Bet Israel neighborhood. in 1982, the business was transferred to Mishor Adumim, where Zvika Shor is now the current winemaker, continuing the tradition from father to son, father to son.
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