FLAM NOBLE 2013

18.05.2017

2013

“The freedom to choose only the best of grapes and to patiently give nature its time helped me focus on crafting the wine I always dreamt of - a wine with an Israeli heart and a noble soul.” Golan Flam, Winemaker

Varietals:
FLAM Noble is a blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 9% Syrah & 6% Petit Verdot  sourced from our very best plots in the Dishon & Ben Zimra vineyards (Upper Galilee) and Mata (Judean Hills). The grapes were carefully selected, and hand-harvested in the early morning hours from old, low-yielding vines

Vinification:
At the winery the grapes go through a rigorous sorting process and are then destemmed and crushed. The fermentation takes places in stainless steel temperature-controlled vats at C° 26-30 for 20 days with regular remontage in order to extract colour, aromas and classic varietal character. The wine is then pressed, left to clarify naturally, and is being moved to our cellars for ageing.

Maturation:
The wine ages in French oak only: 85% new French oak barrels & 15% one year old for 18 months. After bottling the wine is aged for additional 24 months in our cellars.

Ageing Potential:
Drinks well now but will improve over the next 10 to 15 years

About the Vintage:
The 2013 harvest proved to be an excellent one. The cold and rainy winter helped the soil to retain enough water. A relatively mild summer, without significant heat waves or temperatures differences helped the grapes reach full maturity with perfect balance between sugar and acidity. The warm summer days helped the wines of 2013 obtain intensity and complexity of flavours while the cold winter weather helped retain crisp acidity, which balances the fruitiness and adds elegance and finesse.

Tasting notes:
rich ripe fruit on the nose with a touch of spice and a hint of fresh green notes. The palate is complex yet restrained with silky tannins and an elegant spicy robe. The Fresh acidity balances the intensity of flavours and the finish is long and intense.

Technical Details:
Alcohol: 14.5%
Total Acidity: 5.9 gr/ltr
PH: 3.64

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