Today’s Monday Musing is about wine for the holidays. Passover is coming soon and Kosher wines are on my mind. Growing up, Kosher wine was something we only drank around the holidays. Today, there has been a revolution in Kosher wines. So much is happening in Israel wines at all levels. The winery that produced the wine in the picture is super focused on sustainability and social responsibility, Galil Mountain Winery.
The wine was very fresh and lively with loads of fresh fruit and good acidity. Made from a blend of grapes, 77% Sangiovese, 12% Pinot Noir, 6% Barbera, 5% Grenache, a harmony was created among its parts. We finished the wine in a heartbeat which is always a good sign. It made me realize that we are all often stuck in our heads and looking at something anew, is a good exercise that can yield positive experiences.
So if you are celebrating the seder next week, don’t be dismayed about what you can drink or bring to someone’s house to share with them. There are many options out there now.
I have had similar experiences with a number of Israeli Kosher wines. And the blend is a testament to how far these wines have come to be truly international wines in the spirit of America’s mosaic of wines these dYs. Thanks for presenting this wine and highlighting it “all-inclusive” profile. I’ll definitely look to purchase a bottle.
I enjoyed your post. It reminded me how much I enjoy the new breed of Israeli winemakers. And look at the grapes they’re growing and vinifying. Thanks for refreshing my memory to enjoy a refreshing glass of Ros*é. See you tomorrow.*
Jordyn, Thanks for reading and commenting. Yes the blend was a total surprise and I agree, it does show how international these winemakers have become. Cheers to you. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.