Darom By Yatir, Rosé 2021, Negev, Israel
Tasting Note: A rosé that is pleasantly floral and red-fruit filled.
Medium-intensity salmon in color, this wine has a medium-intensity nose of strawberry, red cherry and blossom.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied rosé has medium-intensity red-fruit flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium acidity and completing with a floral, medium finish.
The wine is mostly straightforward and is lifted by the muscat in the blend.
A solid rosé blend.
Bottle Note: Darom (“the South), is made by Yatir Winery to showcase Israel’s southern wine county in all its splendor. The winery team has expanded the boundaries of its terroir to include additional high-altitude vineyards. Darom wines are composed of varieties grown in the complex desert conditions, creating unique original blends that are inviting, smooth and accessible. Darom wines combine simplicity and modesty with desert complexity, placing the Negev on Israel’s highest quality wine map. Darom Rosé 2021 – Dry rosé wine. Darom rosé consists of 34% grenache, 33% zinfandel and 33% red muscat, from vineyards in Ramat Arad and the southern Judean Hills. The wines are fermented and aged in stainless-steel vats for 4 months to produce fresh, fruity wine that would pair well with Mediterranean dishes. Eran Goldwasser, Winemaker. Not Mevushal.
Importer: Royal Wine Corp., New York, New York
Tasted: Alenbi Kitchen, Brooklyn, New York
Tasting Date: July 6, 2022