Here is wine number four in our coverage of wines from areas that our friends would never associate with wine production, along with varietals not commonly spoken about. Today, we’ve got a wine from Israel, Clos de Gat Chardonnay 2009.
The Clos de Gat vineyard and winery is located at the foothills of the Judean Mountains and is only one amongst 100’s of wineries in the country, who all together amassed $26.7 million, through wine exports in 2011.
On colour, Clos de Gat Chardonnay is a deep wheat colour, and on the nose, scents of green apple, anise, parsley (what we detected in the spice elements of the bouquet) are present. On the palate, acidity notes are strong, but are tempered by the dramatic fruit forward elements, like tangerine, and papaya, all coupled with light oak tastes and a long finish.
You’ll find that Clos de Gat Chardonnay will work well for your guests who appreciate sweeter wines.
This wine retails at the LCBO for $47.95
We gave this wine a score of 3 out of 5.