Peraj Petita

Tasting note:

Medium ruby with flucks of violet; fresh, seductive aromas of red berries and cherry; loads of red fruits in taste; crispy and ripe, concentrated and well-balenced but not over-powered; very Garnacha in character and mineral in taste; fruit + minerality plus some elegant glycerin-sweetness; medium finish with crispy but soft tannins.

Food pairing: 

Pizza, pasta, entrecote,sausages, stews, burgers, BBQ, grilled vegetable (mussaka, ratatouille), cheese, goose, grilled duck, roasted lamb, goat

Grape varieties: 

45% Grenache
20% Tempranillo
20% Merlot
15% Syrah

Made under the strict supervision of the  „Orthodox Union“ supervised by Rabbi Nachum Rabinowitz and Rabbi  Akiva Katz/ Karen Consulting, Lo Mevushal – Kosher Le Pesaj
Temperature controlled fermentation (26-28ºC; indigenous yeast)
All varieties were vinified together, maceration time: 12 days
Malo-lactic fermentation in tank
On the lees in tank for 8 months
Cold stabilized, not fined, and only slightly filtered

This wine has been partly aged in stainless steel tanks, and then for 10 months in French and American oak barrels.

Old bush vines Grenache (40-60 years old)
Tempranillo: 15-40 years old
Low yield: green harvest
Terroir: clay, granite; very mineral; two plots of slate
Slopes and terraces; altitude: 180-450m
Pruning: grenache, traditional bush vines; Tempranillo on wire

Hand picked, beginning/ Mid-September
- 1kg-1,5kg per vine
- 35hl/ha (Garnacha); 40 hl/ha (the others)

14,5 % vol. Alcohol
5 g/l acidity (tartaric)
<2 g/l residual sugar

15.000 bottles (75cl.)

James Suckling tasting 2018:

  • Peraj Petita Kosher 2017: 90p. Lots of blackberries, some flowers and licorice on the nose. In spite of the generous ripeness, it's quite dry and slightly sappy on the palate. Good, but not amazing depth. A very good food-wine. Drink now or hold.

Selection Das Genussmagazin 2018:

  • Peraj Petita 2017: 3 stars = SILVER

Gilbert Gaillard 2018:

  • Peraj Petita - 2016: 89/100

Gilbert Gaillard 2017:

  • Peraj Petita 2015:GOLD

“The Wine Advocate”, Robert Parler, USA

  • Peraj Petita 2012: 87- Vi Kosher fet amb garnatxa, carinyena i ull de llebre, envellit 9 mesos en barriques de roure francès. En nas és un vi pur amb aromes de grosella i llicorella. En boca, afruitat i amb un toc final de regalèssia. Un negre molt agradable. Consumible: Ara. $20

"Restaurant Wine" newsletter, by Ronn Wiegand, USA 2013:

  • Peraj Petita 2012, ★★★★ EXCELLENT quality: Kosher. Full bodied and quite grapey in character, with blackberry, strawberry, and raspberry fruitiness, with overtones of pepper and oak. Medium long finish. Excellent quality. 55% Garnacha del Pais, 30% Samsó, 15% Tempranillo. Partially aged for 10 months in American and French oak barrels; partially stainless steel aged.

Daniel Rogov Strat´s Place/Tel Aviv/Israel: :

  • “Peraj Petita 2006”: 90 p
  • “Peraj petita 2007”: 90 p
  • “Peraj petita 2008”: 90 p
  • "Garmet towards royal purple, medium- to full-bodied, with gently gripping tannins and spicy wood needing a bit of time to settle in. On the nose and palate blackberries, currants, freshly cut herbs and notes of earthy minerals, all leading to a long, chocolate rich finish. Drink now-2014."

Jancis Robinson website/England:

  • “Peraj Petita 2008” 16/20P: “…Very sweet and full of fruit on the palate. … I can see how people were weaned off Kiddush wine to this. “
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