Rimon Port-Style Dessert Wine
Rimon Winery is an Israeli winery specialized in producing pomegranate wine, with over a dozen varieties. Rimon is the Hebrew word for pomegranate. Rimon Winery was the first company in the world to make wine from pomegranates.
At Kosherfest 2007, Rimon Winery won "Best New Wine, Beer or Spirit", upon its expansion into the United States. In 2008, Rimon Winery expanded into the United Kingdom, debuting at the London International Wine Fair.
The first stage in the production process of pomegranate wine is the separation of grains from the peel. Then the grains are compressed and the resulting juice is fermented between two and four months. Finally, the wine is transferred into French oak barrels for further aging.
Port-style wine made from pomegranates that have reached the peak of their ripeness.
The fermentation of this wine was stopped early in order to preserve the natural sweetness of the pomegranate fruit. The wine is aged for 18 months in French oak barrels in the sun, the Galilean climate characterized by hot days and cold nights maintains a proper balance of temperatures in the barrels.
The wine is characterized by aromas and flavors of pomegranate fruit as well as chocolate, vanilla and berry flavors, which were bestowed from the barrel.