Golden Heights winery is a quality leader for wine in Israel. Since 1983 they’ve made wine from the Golan Heights which has climatic conditions comparable to Tuscany and Bordeaux.
2010 was a breathtakingly hot vintage and gave great scope for the wines to get nice and ripe. Marmalade and stone fruits, peaches, sweet, intense, with a fair whack of vanilla and soft acidity. It was fortified with brandy to get the alcohol up a bit too. Drink in over the new few years. Sweet dessert are the go.
Muscat Of Alexandra/Moscatel – The same variety that makes Moscato d’Asti, Muscat Beaumes de Venice and Australian Muscat. The naturally high sugar and acid in the grape made it a robust and therefore popular wine before sanitation was properly understood. The balance and highly aromatic nature of the grape makes it a beautiful variety for sweeter wines.