BEST VALUE 2021

01/03/2021
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This is Israel’s main competition for wines in categories under 79 shekels ($24) and NIS 50 ($16). It is an annual competition already in its 13th year. Wineries sent 167 wines which were blind tasted by 16 judges including sommeliers and winemakers. The competition is organized by Studio Ben Ami.

The outstanding performance was Barkan-Segal with no less than five gold medal. Binyamina, Galil Mountain, Sarig and Zion Winery each won two gold medals. Barkan-Segal is Israel’s largest winery, founded in 1990. Zion Winery is Israel’s oldest winery founded in 1848. Sarig Winery is a garagiste.

The gold medals were awarded to the wines in first place in the blind tasting. The gold medal winners were:

SAUVIGNON BLANC – up to NIS 79

Tabor, Adama Sauvignon Blanc 2020

CHARDONNAY – up to NIS 50
Zion Estate Chardonnay 2020

CHARDONNAY – up to NIS 79
Mony Reserve Chardonnay 2019

GEWURZTRAMINER – up to NIS 79
Barkan Classic Gewurztraminer 2019

OTHER WHITE VARIETIES – up to NIS 70
Barkan Beta Riesling 2018

WHITE BLENDS – up to NIS 79
Binyamina Yogev Sauvignon Blanc – Chardonnay 2020

ROSE – up to NIS 40
Galil Mountain Bar Rose 2020
Mony Rose 2019

ROSE – up to NIS 79
Recanati Menara Vineyard 2020

CABERNET SAUVIGNON – up to NIS 50
Shorr Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

CABERNET SAUVIGNON – up to NIS 79
Segal Free Run Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

MERLOT – up to NIS 50
Barkan Reserve Merlot 2019

MERLOT – up to NIS 79
Segal Free Run Merlot 2018

SYRAH / SHIRAZ – up to NIS 50
Zion Estate Shiraz 2019

SYRAH / SHIRAZ – up to NIS 79
Binyamina Shiraz Reserve 2018

OTHER RED VARIETIES
Sarig Marselan 2020

BLENDS – up to NIS 50
Sarig GSM 2019

BLENDS – up to NIS 79
Golan Heights Winery, Gamla Red Blend 2018
Galil Mountain Ela 2018

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