I’m a big fan of wine therapy. I love a good glass of wine (or two) in the evenings to unwind. My husband is a fabulous cook and we’re always on the lookout for new wines to try. I tend to be a red wine lover, but in the summer I’ll try more whites.
My contacts at Gregory White PR sent me one of the first bottles of Gilgan Wine bottled in the U.S. at the beginning of summer. While we have tried several wines from different regions, we’ve never tried Israeli wine (you can actually find them at Costco). Why Galilee? The upper Galilee region is considered Israeli’s premier region for wine vineyards.
Gilgal Chardonnay is a light varietal with fruit notes but it’s not too oaky, which I like in a Chardonnay. It would be perfect with a light dinner in late summer and early fall when it’s still hot outside and grilled entrees are still a good choice. We tried it with fresh grilled salmon, cous cous, and a salad.
From the Gilgal website:
The Gilgal mission is to bring the magic of the Golan to American consumers and to show the world the excellence of Israeli wines. Golan Heights Winery imports vines from California and places them in their rich soil. Chief Winemaker Victor Schoenfeld is the architect of this vineyard’s offerings. Schoenfeld’s philosophy is that, “High quality is not enough…wine is most interesting when it is a reflection of a certain place.”
Visit Gilgal Wines online for more information.
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