Tasting Notes: Pear, Green Apple, Honey, Almonds
Yaakov Berg who was initially trained a a lawyer succumbed to his father's passion and spent time in wineries in Australia and New Zealand. He created Psagot (means peak or summit in Hebrew) in 2003, sourcing the grapes from various locations in and around Psagot. At one point he discovered there was a little cave underground, Yaakov dug it out and it turned out this cave dated from the 2nd temple and was used for winemaking as they found an antique wine press there as well a period coins, one of which being reproduced on each bottle
Psagot's Chardonnay grapes are harvested from vineyards located in the northern Jerusalem Mountains at a height of 750 meters. The vineyards are build on terraces of soft limestone and the vines are planted directly into the limestone bedrock. The wine exudes appealing aromas & flavors of pears, green apples and tropical fruit. Oak influence is mellow, leaving Psagot Chardonnay as a very food-friendly wine perfect with light flavored fish, veal and chicken.