About The Producer
The first modern winery to be founded in 1988 the Judean Hills, Domaine du Castel has become one of Israel’s top boutique producers and cultivates its prime vineyards using traditional techniques.
Eli Ben Zaken emigrated from Milan to Israel in the 1970s and bought a small plot of land to realise his dream of working the land. Domaine du Castel began almost by chance when Eli planted a small plot of vines near the family house. He sent a bottle of his very first vintage to the head of Sotheby’s auction house in London and the excellent feedback prompted him to found his own boutique winery in the Judean Hills.
Eli named his winery after the nearby Crusaders’ fortress which features on his labels and logo. Over the years Castel has gone from strength to strength and now produces exceptional Bordeaux-style kosher wines which age for up to 24 months in the French oak barrels which Eli personally imported to Israel. Since this is a boutique family-run winery, production levels remain extremely limited and a huge amount of care and passion goes into making each and every bottle.
Blanc du Castel is a vibrant kosher Chardonnay which is fermented and matured in French oak barrels to add buttery and toasty notes to the ripe tropical fruit flavours.
Grape / Blend
Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Gewurztraminer
The Chardonnay is the backbone lending structure and balance, the sauvignon blanc adds citrus and melon notes, while the Gewurztraminer rounds out the floral characters and contributes to the overall silky texture. This wine is a great showing from a overall great Israeli winery.
Product Size: 750ml