The grapes for the 2017 Yatir Mt. Amasa White - 52% Viognier, 33% Chenin Blanc and 15% Roussanne - were grown in the Judean Hills wine region. The wine was fermented and aged for five months in a mix of concrete, steel and huge oak barrels. Alcohol hits only 13.5% abv, and it is imported by Royal Wine Company.
The nose on the Israeli white wine is quite nice. The usual suspects from Viognier, Chenin Blanc and Roussanne show up - citrus, floral, nuts - and there’s a savory salinity to it as well. The palate is a delight, with the savory aspect again rivaling the fruit. The acidity is wonderful, so it's food friendly and would be welcome on the table for any holiday feasts on the calendar.