August 22, 2016

Jerusalem Culture Debut in New Wine

Jerusalem - Sir Moses Montefiore was an 18th Century notable British Jewish philanthropist who is said to have been greatly influenced by one of his visits to Jerusalem. He not only became more devout himself but contributed to many causes in the city. A new wine bearing his name, Montefiore Aria Reserve is deeply embedded in Jerusalem culture. Introduced by Montefiore Winery, this limited edition is designed to represent the new Israeli Mediterranean style blend. It is made from Mediterranean varieties that are considered ideal for the Israel climate and the Judean Hills in particular. The name of the wine and color of the label are deeply symbolic. Aria in its musical meaning is a reminder of the Jerusalem Music Center, which is situated next to the Montefiore Windmill in Mishkenot Sha’ananim. This is the heart of cultural Jerusalem. The word implies harmony and melody, which are represented in the final wine. It is made from 65% Syrah, 20% Carignan and 15% Petite Sirah grapes, grown in the Judean Hills. The varieties were vinified separately, and then aged for 16 months, mainly in small French oak barrels. The wine has aromas of ripe berries, cherries and plum, backed by well integrated oak and spice flavors. It is full-flavored with a long, balanced finish. Montefiore Aria Reserve is distributed by the Royal Wine Company.