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BRAVDO Wines Karmei – Yosef Winery January 2014 www.bravdo.co.il
Karmei – Yosef Winery Family owned boutique winery founded in 2001. Producing high quality wine from the following varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet Frank and Chardonnay. Owners of 60 hectares of high quality vineyards cultivated in unique methods. Possibility for rapid increasing of capacity due to availability of high quality grapes coming from winerys vineyards. (Up to 800000 bottles).
Karmei – Yosef Winery The winery is located at the heart of the vineyards, at the foot-hills of the majestic village of Karmei Yosef, on the way to Jerusalem. The cool summer nights and the limestone rich soil at the 50 acres vineyards are known to produce fine wine grapes back to the time of the Solomons kingdom.
Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard surrounding the winery
Professor Ben Ami Bravdo Chief wine maker Faculty member at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. One of the leading scientists of modern viticulture in the world. Chairman of the expert group of Grapevine physiology and member pf the Scientific Committee of the O.I.V. Numerous publications in scientific literature, which granted him international reputation and prestigious awards.
Professor Oded Shoseyov Wine maker Faculty member at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Former student of Prof. Bravdo. His PhD focused on the biochemistry of wine flavor evolution. Main current research area: Biotechnology and biochemistry of volatile compounds in plants The Shoseyov family began growing grapes 120 years ago.
Zory Arkin CEO and Export Manager Education 1990,Technion - Israel institute of technology faculty of food engineering and biotechnology B.sc with excellence in Food Engineering and biotechnology. 1997, Bar Ilan university School of business administration MBA specialization in marketing. Since 2001 co-founder and CEO of Karmei – Yosef winery.
Unique academic know how in winemaking The grapes are crushed and its temperature is lowered immediately to 7 ˚C. The skins are soaked in the cold juice for 3 days to extract aroma and color and only then the temperature is raised and fermentation starts. The unique fermentation process is conducted at a temperature profile, which carries out the full potential of the grape in each of the stages in the process. The wine is aged during 12 months in small oak barrels, mostly French and some American, to balance flavor and taste. Clarification was performed only by decantation. The wine is unfiltered.
BRAVDO Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Wine Makers: Prof. Ben Ami Bravdo, Prof. Oded Shoseyov The grape composition: 90% Cabernet sauvignon, half from September vintage and half from October- late harvest, and 10% Merlot. Aging potential: The wine is well balanced and ready to drink. It will reach its peak in 5 - 8 years. Description of wine: clear and deep red in color, tasting of ripe red berries, green and black pepper with plum and vanilla flavor. Rich and full bodied, with soft tannins and a fruity rich and long lasting test. 25000 bottles were produced.
Mark Squires Review of BRAVDO Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon (Bravdo) was aged for 12 months in a mixture of French and American oak. This shows the best focus of the red group and the most precision. Well-structured, with tension on the finish, this has a real but not overly severe backbone, an elegant mid-palate and a beautiful mouthfeel. It is quite graceful, charming, and very elegant, even with the tannic punch on the finish. Of the reds tasted here, this one is the one that might actually benefit the most from another year in the cellar, though it is certainly approachable now. There is also something of an herbal overlay on the finish that becomes a bit more apparent as it airs out. This nuance might get a bit more powerful with age. Its development with more air was modest. Drink now-2020. Rating 88 points
BRAVDO Merlot 2012 Wine Makers: Prof. Ben Ami Bravdo, Prof. Oded Shoseyov The grape composition: 100% Merlot. Aging potential: The wine is well balanced and is ready to drink. It will reach its peak in 6-9 years. Aged for 12 months in French oak barrels and a small number of American - balancing the flavors. The wine is unfiltered. Dark purple in color, with gripping tannins and toasty oak, well balanced with cassis, blueberry and black cherry fruits 12000 bottles were produced
Mark Squires Review of BRAVDO Merlot 2010 The 2010 Merlot (Bravdo) was aged for 12 months in a mixture of French and American oak. A bit on the lean side, this nonetheless shows nicely focused, clean and reasonably persistent fruit, even if it is not terribly fleshy and concentrated. It has a nice, juicy finish and well-integrated tannins, but real structure. It is not terribly complex, but it is very tasty and well-assembled. I was actually pleased to see it improve notably with 45 minutes of air, showing better structure and more tension. This can certainly be sipped, but it should also make a great food wine. Drink now-2018. Rating 88 points.
BRAVDO Shiraz 2012 Wine makers: Prof. Ben Ami Bravdo, Prof. Oded Shoseyov. The grape composition: 100% Shiraz. Mid. August vintage. Ripe fruity and floral, dark royal purple, well integrated tannins, appealing currant, wild berry and plum aromas, together with gentle overlays of spicy chocolate and vanilla. Aged for 12 months in oak barrels mainly of French origin and some of American. Aging potential: Ready for drinking today and will reach its peak in 6-8 years 6000 bottles were produced.
BRAVDO Coupage 2011 Wine makers: Prof' Ben Ami Bravdo, Prof. Oded Shoseyov Composition 40% Cabernet Frank, 33% Shiraz, 27% Cabernet Sauvignon. The unique composition of the Coupage expresses the synergy between the three varieties of quality wine. The wine had aged in new oak barrels and has undergone a process of natural shade without filtering. The wine is deep in color and with a long finish. It envelopes the palate with rich fruity aroma, like only BRAVDO can 5400 bottles were produced
Mark Squires Review of Coupage 2010 The 2010 Coupage (Bravdo) is a blend of 40% Cabernet Franc, 33% Shiraz and 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged for 12 months in a mixture of French and American oak. Tasting this right after the lovely Merlot created some serious palate adjustment issues. The focused, precise, somewhat lean Merlot contrasts notably with this more voluptuous and velvety wine. Certainly, this coupage is more obvious and impressive on first taste, although I ultimately had a minor personal preference for the Merlot. (Your mileage may differ.) With a trace of oak up front, this has a fruit-forward feel. There is nothing terribly complicated or concentrated here, but it is lush and reasonably well supported in structure and quite charming, with an olive note in the background. Drink now-2018. Rating 88 points
BRAVDO Chardonnay 2012 Wine Makers: Prof. Ben Ami Bravdo, Prof. Oded Shoseyov. The grape composition: 100% Chardonnay. Aging Potential: The wine is ready to drink. Will reach its peak in 2-4 years. Fermented partly on its lees in new French and American oak and partly in stainless steel. Deeply golden wine, bursting with layers of figs, apples, apricots, melon and light cedar oak. Rich, with mineral flavours that linger nicely on the finish 12000 bottles were produced
Mark Squires Review of Chardonnay 2011 and Decanter silver medal The 2011 Chardonnay (Bravdo) had a somewhat complicated vinification process: it was fermented in tank until it reached about 9% alcohol and then transferred into a mixture of French and American oak. The net result is a fruity, clean wine that smells more of tank than oak and tastes really good. It is not going to win points for power and it is rather straightforward, but consistent with the style shown by the others here, it is well constructed in its style, wonderfully easy to appreciate, and quite charming. Drink now-2015 Rating 87 points