The 2007 Yarden Blanc de Blancs showcases bright lemon and floral notes complemented by lime and green apple. Possessing a slight creaminess, this complex sparkling wine is crisp, drinkable and tasty.
While ready to enjoy now, Yarden Blanc de Blancs will age gracefully for up to ten years from harvest. The wine is wonderful on its own served as an aperitif, or as a companion to rich or salty hors d'oeuvres. Enjoy it with smoked Pacific salmon, kosher caviar on bruschetta, pan-fried rainbow trout, and a wild mushroom tart. So lovely with appetizers, and to toast a special occasion.
The 2007 Yarden Blanc de Blancs is made exclusively from Chardonnay grapes grown in the northern Golan Heights, Israel's coolest viticulture area. The sparkling wine is made strictly according to the traditional method, including pressing of whole clusters and secondary fermentation in the bottle.
The Galilee is the most northern, and generally considered the best, appellation in Israel. The highest quality area within the appellation is the Golan Heights, the coldest region in Israel. The vineyards on this volcanic plateau rise from 400 meters (1,300 feet) above sea level to 1,200 meters (3,900 feet) and receive snowfall in the winter. Golan Heights Winery is located in the town of Katzrin, in the central Golan.
Raise a sparkling glass of Yarden Blanc de Blancs and pair with this luscious Smoked Salmon and Leek Scramble topped with Meyer lemon crème fraîche.