Single Vineyard Shiraz Elkosh
Produced in limited quantities only, Dalton Single Vineyard wines reflect the nature, story and essence of their source. They embody the subtle changes and variables which have influenced their year of production, providing a one-of-a-kind experience. Superior and selected, these original wines showcase the qualities of a distinct place, time and variety, which together represent a true expression of the Galilee terroir. Every single moment can be special. Pause for Pleasure.
The Elkosh Vineyard is close to Moshav Elkosh and descends towards Nahal Matat. The site at 720 meters is bounded by Mount Biranit to the north Fasuta and Mount Tzonam to the west and Mount Matat to the east. The Elkosh Vineyard was planted in 2009. The logo on the label represents an ammonite fossil, as so many were found during the preparation of the vineyard site.
The grapes were picked in the last week of September. During fermentation the grape cap was pumped-over several times a day to increase the depth of colour and levels of extraction of the wine. After the wine was pressed out, and the free run wine was separated and used to make this wine. The wine was aged in second and third use French-oak barrels for twenty months.
Shiraz Elkosh is a great wine and an ideal accompaniment to a hearty meat meal.
This wine is focused and concentrated with a lovely floral nose and freshness on the palate.
All Dalton wines are strictly Kosher Le Mehadrin and Kosher for Passover. They are under the supervision of the Merom Galil Rabbinate, Rabbi Yoseph Mishalil; Beit Din Yoreh Deya, Rabbi Shlomo Machpud; Rabbi Mordechai Ungar of Monsey New York and the Orthodox Union (OU).