Castel Grand Vin. Vintage 2012. The world's most celebrated kosher wine
Size: 750 ml
Castel Grand Vin - Castel's premium red wine. It is made from a selection of the best vineyards. It is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot and 8% Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Aged 24 months in new French oak barrels.
Domaine du Castel, is a family estate founded by Eli Ben-Zaken in 1988. The winery and the vineyards are located 17 km (10 miles) west of Jerusalem in Ramat Raziel in the Judean Hills at an altitude of 700 m (2300 feet) in one of Israel’s biblical - and best - wine regions. Domaine du Castel is a boutique winery with a yearly production of 8000 cases. Critics and clients see a continuous improvement in the wines. Today it is ranked as Israel's leading winery.
Eli Ben-Zaken strives to make high quality fine wines in Old World traditional methods with modern technology. He only use the best French oak barrels to produce elegant and "classic" wines that well suited for aging. The cellar they excavated in the rock beneath the winery is the most impressive in Israel.
Domaine du Castel is the first Israeli winery to get the rating of 90 points in the prestigious American magazine Wine Spectator. It also has had three stars since 2004 in the famous Hugh Johnson Pocket Wine Book, finally being upgraded to four stars (out of four) in 2008. Hugh Johnson also selected it as one of his 200 personal favorites.
Three times named "Wine of the Month" and one of the "100 Best Wineries of the World" by Decanter Magazine in 2002. Recently, the two most important French wine writers, Michel Bettane & Thierry Desseauve, have written a new book about "The World's Greatest Wines", and have decided to include Castel in it, as the only winery from Israel! The book was released in October 2006.
In 2003 Domaine du Castel became KOSHER maintaining its distinguished and exquisite quality, which is well known to its loyal and long-lasting customers in Israel and around the world.