Israel

The Terroir

The Terroir

Situated on the far eastern fringe of the Mediterranean Sea, Israel’s cold wet winters and hot humid summers are at odds with the microclimate of its splendid Negev Desert, the climate of which has been discovered to be excellent for red grapes and wine.

 

With no rainfall or humidity to speak of, the growing environment for the vines is virtually disease-free. The heat during the day is hot and dry, and the night time cold provides sustenance and strength to the vines. The swift variations between day and night temperatures result in the exceptional qualities of the grapes. Naturally high levels of acidity impart a beautiful medley of aromas and flavors.

 

The Negev Desert in Israel’s south comprises 60% of the country’s area. Diverse rock types combinations define the Negev’s geology. Ancient lava, fossils, and clay combine to create a unique combination of loose, mineral-enriched soil and sand.  White topsoil reflects the sun’s rays towards the vines.