Tulip Winery, Espero 2018, Kfar Tikva, Galilee, Israel
This wine is a perfect balance of three impressive grape varietals; Syrah, Merlot/Cabernet Franc, which results in a unique, rich, fresh/fruity wine.
APPELLATION (AVA): Galilee
VINEYARDS: Kfar Tikva, Tulip Vineyards
GRAPES: 55% Syrah, 30% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc
SOIL: Kfar Yuval (Syrah): terra rosa and basalt, Mata (Merlot & Cabernet Franc): terra rosa on limestone
PRACTICE: Kosher for Passover, not Mevushal
Kosher Certifying Agency: OK; Rabbi Babad; Beit Yosef
VINIFICATION: After the fermentation they age separately for 6 months in oak barrels and then blended and aged for another 6 month for the final blend
COLOR: Deep burgundy
BODY: Medium to Full (7-8)
PRIMARY AROMAS: Lavender, violets, red and black fruit, toasted wood
FLAVOR: Black and red cherries, herbs, hot spices, long and spicy finish
FORMAT: 750 ml
SERVICE AND SUGGESTION: Braised short ribs, mushrooms, lamb shawarma, gyros, or tandoori
ABOUT THE PRODUCER:
In 2003, the Itzhaki family fulfilled their long-held vision by founding the Tulip Winery, an expression of their great love of wine and huge love of people. This was a true milestone – combining fine, high-quality wines with a committed contribution to the community.
The hillside in Kfar Tikva, a small and pastoral settlement for residents with special needs, was the perfect and most natural setting for building the winery. The winery’s inspiring and thriving model of employing members of the community and providing a platform for their integration into the labor market just like ordinary people, formed an extraordinary, strong, inseparable, and rooted connection.
ABOUT THE LABEL:
ESPERO SERIES - The meaning of the word Espero is ‘Hope’ in the Esperanto language. The Espero series was born out of love and connection to the ‘Village of Hope’ – the home of Tulip Winery. The inspiration we receive from the people who live in this village is expressed in our original and ‘free–spirited’ blends we created. The Espero series is our little gesture to the village and its members. The Espero wines are unique blends that express the ‘Israeli Terroir’ at its best.