RN Kadesh – Cabernet Sauvignon
Kadesh Cabernet Sauvignon : 2016 – Dry
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Aging : 10 months in American oak barrels.
The Vineyards – The manually-picked, harvested grapes are picked early morning and come from two different plots. The winery-owned plot in Nitzna Vineyard was planted in 1997 in the Ramat Negev, in the southern side of Kadesh Barnea village. The vineyard grows on loess soil, sand and lime 300 meters high. The additional plot in Avdat Vineyard was planted by Eyal Izraeli from Carmei Avdat farm in the Negev Mountain area, on loess soil, sand and red soil at the foot of Mitzpe Ramon, 700 meters high. The vineyards benefits from the extreme temperature differences and dryness that characterize the desert area.
The Winemaking Process – The fermentation process occurs in cold temperature in stainless steel tanks in order to preserve the scents and flavors of the fruit. When this process is complete, the wine is soaked on grape peels in cold temperatures for a period of two weeks to make the most of the aroma and flavors of the peel. After that, the wine undergoes initial decantation and an aging process for about ten months in American Oak barrels, most of which are new. Then, the wine is roughly filtered to preserve as much as possible the aroma and tastes after which it is bottled and kept in the winery for a period of three months before going on the market.
Color – A dark, bold and clear purple color is reached by filtering the wine, stabilizing and closely supervising that it doesn´t get damaged by oxygen.
Serving Recommendation – The wine should be served at 16 degrees Celsius. Solid tannins and a medium to full body allow the wine to be well paired up with meat stews, lamb, oriental food and blue cheeses.
Brix – 24.5
PH – 3.7
General Acidity – 5