ESHKOL HAZAHAV 2019

June 19, 2019
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The annual Israeli wines competition ‘Eshkol Hazahav’, (meaning Golden Cluster), was held for the 17th consecutive year. The award ceremony took place on Tuesday, June 18th, at Heichal Ha’Tarbut in Tel Aviv. This year, 255 wines were submitted and tested over three days. The judgment committee consisted of 33 professional – winemakers, sommeliers and wine experts. The competition’s chairpersons were as usual hotelier Mr. Haim Spiegel and Adv. Nachman Cohen Tzedek. The competition was organized by Studio Ben Ami.

Overall the best performer were the Barkan Winery and Segal Wines, which won four gold medals between them, on behalf of their parent company, Tempo Beverages. Barkan-Segal were dominant in the white wine category and Teperberg dominated the reds


Mr. Haim Spiegel (right) and Adv. Nachman Cohen Tzedek.

   … And the winners are

White Wines

Sauvignon Blanc
1. GOLAN HEIGHTS, Sauvignon Blanc, Yarden 2018

2. BINYAMINA, Sauvignon Blanc, Reserve 2018
3. RECANATI, Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Chardonnay – up to 80 NIS
1. SEGAL, Chardonnay, Free Run 2018
2. BINYAMINA, Chardonnay, Reserve 2018
3. CARMEL, Chardonnay, Vineyards 2017
3. MONY, Chardonnay, Reserve 2017

Chardonnay – Above 80 NIS
1. ODEM MOUNTAIN, Chardonnay, Volcanic 2018
2. CARMEL, Chardonnay, Admon 2017
3. BAZELET HAGOLAN, Chardonnay, Reserve 2018

Alsace Grape Variety
1. BARKAN, Riesling, Beta 2018
2. DALTON, Pinot Gris 2018
3. GOLAN HEIGHTS, Pinot Gris, Yarden 2018

Rhone Grape Variety
1. ODEM MOUNTAIN, Viognier 2017
2. ELLA VALLEY, Viognier, Vineyards 2017
3. MIDBAR, Viognier 2018

Other white Grape Variety
1. BARKAN, Colombard, Beta 2018
2. BARKAN, Marawi, Beta 2017
3. BIN NUN, Chenin Blanc 2018
3. BINYAMINA, Semillon, Reserve 2018

White Blends
1. MIDBAR, White 55 2018

2. CARMEL, 2 Vats 2018
3. ELLA VALLEY, Nes Harim 2017

Rose
1. GALAI, Rose, Casa Rosa 2018

2. DALTON, Rose, Alma 2018
3. GALAI, Rose, Casa Nova 2018


Red Wines

Blends   50-90 NIS
1. CARMEL, Shani, Vineyards 2014
2. BINYAMINA, Sapphire 2016
3. GOLAN HEIGHTS, Cabernet-Merlot, Gamla Hashmura 2016

Blends  90-120 NIS
1. GOLAN HEIGHTS, 2T, Yarden 2016
2. SHILOH, Fiddler 2017
3. RAMOT NAFTALY, Duet 2017

Blends – above 120 NIS
1. BINYAMINA, Meirav Vineyards 2016

2. PSAGOT, Peak 2016
3. JERUSALEM, Montefiore Windmill, Yemin Moshe 2016

Cabernet Sauvignon – Up to 100 NIS
1. RECANATI, Cabernet Sauvignon, Reserve 
2015
2. BINYAMINA, Cabernet Sauvignon, Reserve 2016
3. La Citadelle, Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Cabernet Sauvignon  above 100 NIS
1. SHILOH, Cabernet Sauvignon, Secret 2016
2. SEGAL, Cabernet Sauvignon, unfiltered 2016
2. JERUSALEM, Cabernet Sauvignon, Montefiore Windmill 2016
2. ODEM MOUNTAIN, Cabernet Sauvignon, 1060 2016

Merlot – up to 90 NIS
1. CARMEL, Merlot, Appellation 2016

2. SEGAL, Merlot, Free Run 2017
3. RECANATI, Merlot 2018

Merlot  above 90 NIS
1. TURA, Merlot, Mountain Heights 2016

2. JERUSALEM, Merlot, Montefiore Windmill 2016
3. TEPERBERG, Merlot, Essence 2016

Syrah  up to 90 NIS
1. HAYOTZER, Syrah, Lirica 2012
2. RECANATI, Shiraz 2018
3. BINYAMINA, Syrah, Ruby 2016

Syrah – above 90 NIS
1. SHILOH, Shiraz, Secret 2016
2. DALTON, Shiraz, Elkosh 2016
3. JERUSALEM, Shiraz, Montefiore Windmill 2016

Cabernet Franc
1. PSAGOT, Cabernet Franc 2018
3. TEPERBERG, Cabernet Franc, Legacy  2016

Petit Verdot
1. TEPERBERG, Petit Verdot, Legacy 2016

2. MONY, Petit Verdot, Nahal 2017

Petit Syrah
1. TEPERBERG, Petit Syrah, Legacy 2016

2. RECANATI, Petit Syrah 2018

Malbec
1. TEPERBERG, Malbec, Essence 2016

2. CARMEL, Malbec, Admon Vineyard 2015

 Other Red Grape Variety
1. BARKAN, Argaman, Beta 2017
2. RECANATI, Marselan, Reserve 2016
3. BINYAMINA, Marselan, Reserve 2016

Archive wines (2007-2011)
1. Ya’acov Oryah, Aspamia Dream, Grand Reserve 2011
2. Ya’acov Oryah, Aspamia Dream, Reserve 2011
3. Miron,Jermak 2011

Small Boutique Winery

Cabernet Sauvignon
1. SIMHON, Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
2. BERENICE, Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

General

1. KADMA, Copiae 2015
2. SHIRAN, Trio 2017

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