New York…by Eda Kram, New Products Showcase Editor…Although new kosher wines are released throughout the year, the main season for the launches is Passover and this year a record number of new wines are being released. The Royal Wine Corporation, which has been in the forefront of winemaking and importing wines for more than six decades from some of the best winemaking regions in the world, leads with many new wines. New Rosés for 2019 are from the following wineries, Gush Etzion and Flam. Royal Wine also introduces Herzog Lineage Rosé from Clarksburg, CA. Some other new wines are Carmel Limited Edition 2014, Domaines Rollan de By, owned by Jean Guyon. The extravagant designer just released the first-ever new kosher run from his estates: Chateau de By Medoc 2016. Lineage Choreograph, a field blend of more than a dozen different grapes comes from an experimental plot on the Herzog estate vineyard. Herzog Wine Cellars also recently released Herzog Special Reserve Quartet 2015, Seta Chianti Classico Riserva an Chateau Guiraud, Petit Guiraud 2017, and Herzog Late harvest Orange Muscat. New Kosher for Passover Spirits: Hacienda de Chihuahua Sotol Anejo, Hacienda de Chihuahua Sotol Reposado, Zachlawi Dry Arak, Elite Arak and Alouf Arak and Godet Fine de Cognac.
Morad Winery, (Royal Wine Distributors) introduces:Morad Double Espresso Imitation Liqueurand Passion Fruit Wine. Allied Importers USA, the 2nd largest importer and distributor of kosher wines in the US, introduces wines from Israel and Italy. From Israel; Aharonoff Heritage Joseph 2014 Blend,Aharonoff Heritage Rebi 2014 Blend, Dalton Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 375 Ml, Dalton M Estate Merlot 2017, Dalton Pink Moscato 2018 5% Alc, Dalton Zvion Organic Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Hayotzer Auteur Cabernet Sauvignon 2016,Jerusalem Winery Reserve 4900 Petite Verdot and Kinnert Muscat Hamburg. From Italy; Borgo Bella Chianti, Borgo Bella Cabernet Sauvignon, Borgo Bella Toscana Rosso, Borgo Reale Maturo Cabernet Sauvignon.
Hagafen Cellars,a small California winery located in Napa Valley founded in 1979, is introducing2018 Hagafen Napa Valley Dry Riesling, 2015Hagafen Brut Cuvée, 2015 Hagafen Brut Cuvée, 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay, 2018 Hagafen Sauvignon Blanc, 72% Napa County, 28% Sonoma County, 2017 Hagafen Chardonnay, Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley, 2015 Hagafen Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley Estate 2016, Hagafen Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley Estate 2017, Hagafen Lake County Riesling, Clearwater Ranch, 2017 Hagafen Napa ValleyWhite Riesling, Wieruszowski Vineyard, 2009 Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc, Dessert Wine – 18% Residual Sugar.
Worldwide Libations is importing Passover wines that include Tres Buhis Tempranillo, 100% , Tres Buhis Cabernet ,100% Cabernet Sauvignon, Tres Buhis “Nocturna Red Blend,” a blend of Cabernet, Tempranillo and Monastrell from Spain’s Yecla D.O. Pavolino Pinot Grigio, 100% Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, 100% Pinot Noir, and Pavolino Prosecco , and 100% Glera.
Abarbanelisintroducing Beaujolais Villages, Château de Pougelon, Batch 90, Old Vines, 2018, Alsace, The 2015 and 2016 vintages are on the market for LemminadeGewurztraminer and Riesling (2015) in sharp new packaging, Reserve Rouge, Special Reserve Rouge debuts its second vintage (2017) for Passover 2019 and its Bordeaux-style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (65%) and Merlot (35%).
The House of De La Rosa offers numerous types of red and white wine for 2019:Shaarei Orrah 2015, Sweet Late Harvest Blaufrankisch, Oneg Pinot Noir 2015, Pinot Noir, Lev St.Laurent 2016, St. Laurent, Yakeer Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz 248 2015, Shiraz, Yarum Malka Kiddush Wine Chateau David, Ur Kasdim 2016, Muscat Ottonel, Revere 13, Dry Yellow Muscat (Rare),Sasson Sauvignon 2014 2015, Blanc,Simcha Chardonnay, 2015,Taryag Gruner Veltliner 2015, Gruner Veltliner,Donash 702 Trocken Beeren Auslese,Kinnerett Beeren Auslese, Scheurebe,Prince Valenti Noble Ice Wine, Welsch Riesling,Vilnius Noble Ice Wine, Scheurebe.