With shades of orange and pink, this ros? style peach wine offers aromas of ripe plums, flowers and a touch of vanilla. On the palate, the wine is showing fruit and a pleasant acidity followed by a well balanced finish.
“HaSheichar” was established in 2005 as a small family winery. When speaking to Menachem Derlich founder and CEO, he indicated that the winery’s mission “is to produce high quality wine by using deciduous fruits that offer similar characteristics to grapes”. Instead of using grapes to produce their wines, “HaSheichar” is currently distributing wines made from peaches and plums. “HaSheichar” released their first wines in 2006 and offer a dry plum wine which in my opinion holds its own when compared to most ros? wines produced in Israel. The winery also produces a sweet dessert peach wine, and is planning to generate an output of 12,000 bottles annually.
Although the terms wine and Vino are legally defined as beverages made solely from grapes, “Fruit wine” can be produced from any fruit with a high natural sugar content or by the addition of sugar or honey.
“HaSheichar”, Dry Plum Wine, 2006
Like most ros? wine this plum wine should be served slightly chilled. This plum wine is best at a temperature of 14-15 Deg. Celsius.
The wine will go well with hard cheeses, baguettes and mild fish dishes.
Tip of the week: Wine Ice-Cubes
Keeping your glass of white/ ros? wine cool on a warm summer day:
If you know what wine you will be drinking in advance, you can simply make a few wine-cubes and add them to your glass of wine. (This is only recommended when drinking low-end wines).
(Photograph - Menachem Derlich)