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Domaine Netofa 2011

Domaine Netofa 2011

Sku: 131540

Buyer: Seth Weiser

Buyer of: Kosher Wines

Seth's Bio

After graduating from George Washington University in 1998, Seth worked as a trader on for several major New York stock and commodity exchanges before he came to work at 67Wine in fall 2010. Noticing the lack of Kosher wine in the store, and given the demographic of the Upper West Side, Seth saw a need to dramatically expand the Kosher selection. The following year, Seth spent six months in Israel, where he developed deeper passions not only for Israel but also for Israeli wine. Upon his return, and with the help of buyer Sadie Flateman, he built one of the largest and most diverse selections of Kosher wines in the city, drawing from around the world. Seth now supplies many of the Jewish events in the city with Kosher wines, ranging from not-for-profit galas to large Shabbat dinners. Seth also sits on the board of several major Jewish organizations in New York City.

Food Pairing Why I Bought This The Story

With its fresh acidity and generous fruit, the Domaine Netofa red can bring savory winter dishes to life — lamb stew laced with pearl onions, maybe, or even Fesenjoon, the Persian stew of pomegranate, ground walnuts and chicken. A medium body and spicy finish also make it balanced enough to sip on its own, at a party such at Purim, or over Shabbat dinner.

The Cabernet and Merlot-based wines from Israel can so often be big and bold. I was drawn to this wine for its elegance, its strawberries and cassis on the palate, and its hints of dark chocolate on the finish. An exceptional value, the Domaine Netofa is also estate-grown, something rare in Israel.

Originally from France, Pierre Miodownick was for 25 years the head winemaker for Europe's Royal Wines, where he produced award-winning kosher wines. In 2008, he moved to Israel and founded Domaine Netofa, bringing with him a French sensibility — wines made with Rhône varietals, aged in French oak, and crafted with a sense of both place and tradition. The Domaine Netofa red is a blend of Grenache and Mourvedre, and it's unlike anything else you'll drink from Israel.

Technical notes
Ripe plum and strawberry aromas. Structured with rounded tannins balanced with pleasant tartness.

Domaine Netofa is located near the famous Kerem ben Zimra, in the Galilee, which is well known for having one of the best climates in Israel for grape growing. While many wines from Israel are big and bold, Domaine Netofa wines are refined and elegant, after the Rhone valley style of winemaking.

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