Galilo is a wine from here; from the heart of the Galilee, upon which spirit and stone we built Dalton Winery. The many ammonite fossils, oak trees and wild herbs that cover our parcels in this region give Galilo a pure sense of local soil.
Galilo is about bringing you the best of the Galilee every year. The wine is sourced from the finest estate-grown fruit from our select vineyards in the heart of the Galilee. It is a true regional wine and the Flagship of Dalton.
Each bottle comes in an impressive gift box and is individually numbered.
The wines for this special blend were fermented separately as they arrived from the vineyards. Individual barrels for the Galilo were later selected by winemaker Guy Eshel, then blended and allowed to mellow for 20 months in the finest oak.
Galilo is impressive and restrained, soft and elegant on the palate. The nose is expressive with cassis, anise, cherry jam and dark chocolate. The palate is long and giving is a warm vanilla finish.
This year the wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (50%) from our Elkosh Vineyard, Shiraz (40%) also from Elkosh and Grenache Noir (10%) from nearby Even-Menachem. The Elkosh Vineyard is our premium site in the Western Galilee. At 600m it benefits from a cooling sea breeze and is characterized by chalky soils filled with ammonite fossils and wild Mediterranean herbs and flowers growing at its edges. Even-Menachem, close to Elkosh, is similar but with more clay soil. Both vineyards are sustainably farmed, we do not spray weeds and use environmentally friendly solutions wherever possible.
The wine is Kosher Le Mehadrin. and Kosher for Passover
Alcohol 14.5%. pH 3.65. T.A. 5.40