Darom By Yatir, White 2020, Negev, Israel
Tasting Note: A sauvignon blanc grown in the Israel desert that delivers sauvignon blanc’s essence in a restrained style.
Pale-intensity lemon-green in color, this wine has a medium-intensity nose of green pear and starfruit with hints of blossom.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied sauvignon blanc has medium-intensity flavors suggested on the nose along with notes of lemon-citrus peel.
A good sauvignon blanc with just-ripened fruit elements.
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 White 2020 – Dry white wine. This wine is produced from 100% sauvignon blanc grapes from vineyards located in the regions of Mizpe Ramon and Ramat Arad. The wines were fermented in stainless-steel vats, then aged in concrete vats for 4 months. A gastronomically well-balanced 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