The Montefiore Winery launched its namesake wine range in the UK this Summer

The Montefiore Winery launched its namesake wine range in the UK this Summer

The Montefiore Winery's Montefiore wine range

Category - Wine, Israel

Available - From this month

Location - UK

Price - RRP of between GBP15 (US$23.80) and GBP35 per bottle

Distribution - Kedem Europe

Israeli wine producer The Montefiore Winery has lined up the launch of its inaugural wines in the UK. Montefiore Red is a blend of Malbec, Shiraz and Petite Sirah, while a Syrah and a Petite Syrah complete the range.

The company has been set up by descendants of the Montefiore family.

Distribution into the UK will be handled by Kedem Europe, which specialises in handling kosher wine and spirits brands.

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The first wines from the new Montefiore Winery, founded earlier this year by direct descendants of the famous Montefiore family, are now available here in the UK.

Kedem Europe, the UK’s leading importers of quality kosher wines and spirits, are delighted to introduce these fabulous wines which are now available through specialist kosher stockists around the country.

Founded earlier this year by David and Rachel Montefiore along with Arnon Geva (ex Castel & Carmel), The Montefiore Winery has been built to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the formation of Mishkenot Sha’ananim: the first Jewish neighbourhood erected outside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem by Sir Moses Montefiore.

Sir Moses Montefiore Bart. I (1784 – 1885) who is considered by many as the most famous English Jew of all time, is renowned for devoting much of his long life to the interests of poor and oppressed Jews, he was knighted by Queen Victoria in 1837 and made a Baronet in 1846. He was also a very passionate agriculturalist and a wine connoisseur, purchasing the first land to plant vines & olive trees, and there there is no doubt that today’s Israeli wine has been hugely influenced by him and the whole Montefiore family.

David and Rachel are the direct descendants of Sir Moses Montefiore Bart’s heir, Sir Joseph Sebag Montefiore and the first Israeli Montefiores. Following in the footsteps of their father Adam Montefiore, who has played prominent role in the development of Israeli wines, they have carefully crafted their boutique wine selection to combine the passion of Italy, the grandeur of England and the pride of Israel.

Montefiore Red – A carefully crafted blend made from Malbec, Shiraz and Petite Sirah that combines a unique terroir with a hint of Mediterranean herbs. The individual characteristics of each variety are preserved in the final wine; the chunky fruit of the Malbec, spicy pepperiness of the Shiraz and the earthiness of the Petite Sirah shine through. Medium bodied and unoaked with a very good structure, this wine is full of chewy, mouthfilling flavour, with aromas of ripe brambly fruit, hints of white pepper and a clean, refreshing, well balanced finish.

Montefiore Syrah - Made from Syrah this wine represents both an expression of the local terroir and the character of the specific grape variety which is believed to have originated in the Middle East, boasting great depth of color and good intensity of flavor. Some of Israel’s finest Shiraz or Syrahs come from this historic, ancient wine region. Aged in small oak barrels for 14 months, this wine has aromas of blackberry, blueberry and raspberry, with a spicy, leathery overtone and a long finish that beautifully accompanies beef and lamb.

Montefiore Petite Sirah – Made from Petite Sirah grapes that were first grown in Israel in the 1970′s, and today offer great individuality, character and quality. A very deep coloured and full bodied wine, the Montefiore Petite Sirah has aromas of black fruit, plums and a delicate hint of violets, and is aged in small French oak barrels for 14 months.

The new Montefiore wines have a price range of RRP £15 - £35. 

Original source: Company Release