Karmei – Yosef Winery
January 2014
Karmei – Yosef Winery
• Family owned boutique winery founded in 2001.
• Producing high quality wine from the following
varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz,
Cabernet Frank and Chardonnay.
• Owners of 60 hectares of high quality vineyards
cultivated in unique methods.
• Possibility for rapid increasing of capacity due to
availability of high quality grapes coming from
winery’s vineyards. (Up to 800000 bottles).
Karmei – Yosef Winery
• The winery is located at the heart of the
vineyards, at the foot-hills of the majestic
village of Karmei Yosef, on the way to
• The cool summer nights and the limestone
rich soil at the 50 acres vineyards are
known to produce fine wine grapes back to
the time of the Solomon’s kingdom.
Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard
surrounding the winery
View from visitor center
The Team
Professor Ben Ami Bravdo
Chief wine maker
• Faculty member at the Hebrew University of
• One of the leading scientists of modern
viticulture in the world.
• Chairman of the expert group of Grapevine
physiology and member pf the Scientific
Committee of the O.I.V.
• Numerous publications in scientific literature,
which granted him international reputation and
prestigious awards.
Professor Oded Shoseyov
Wine maker
• Faculty member at the Hebrew University of
• Former student of Prof. Bravdo.
• His PhD focused on the biochemistry of wine flavor
• Main current research area: Biotechnology and
biochemistry of volatile compounds in plants
• The Shoseyov family began growing grapes 120
years ago.
Zory Arkin
CEO and Export Manager
• 1990,Technion - Israel institute of technology
faculty of food engineering and biotechnology with excellence in Food Engineering and
• 1997, Bar Ilan university School of business
administration MBA specialization in marketing.
• Since 2001 co-founder and CEO of Karmei –
Yosef winery.
Our wines
Unique academic know how in
• The grapes are crushed and its temperature is lowered
immediately to 7 ˚C. The skins are soaked in the cold
juice for 3 days to extract aroma and color and only then
the temperature is raised and fermentation starts.
The unique fermentation process is conducted at a
temperature profile, which carries out the full potential of
the grape in each of the stages in the process.
• The wine is aged during 12 months in small oak barrels,
mostly French and some American, to balance flavor
and taste.
• Clarification was performed only by decantation. The
wine is unfiltered.
BRAVDO Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
• Wine Makers: Prof. Ben Ami Bravdo, Prof. Oded Shoseyov
• The grape composition: 90% Cabernet sauvignon, half from
September vintage and half from October- late harvest, and
10% Merlot.
• Aging potential: The wine is well balanced and ready to drink. It
will reach its peak in 5 - 8 years.
• Description of wine: clear and deep red in color, tasting of ripe
red berries, green and black pepper with plum and vanilla
flavor. Rich and full bodied, with soft tannins and a fruity rich
and long lasting test.
• 25000 bottles were produced.
Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Mark Squires Review of BRAVDO
Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
• The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon (Bravdo) was aged for 12 months in
a mixture of French and American oak. This shows the best focus of
the red group and the most precision. Well-structured, with tension
on the finish, this has a real but not overly severe backbone, an
elegant mid-palate and a beautiful mouthfeel. It is quite graceful,
charming, and very elegant, even with the tannic punch on the finish.
Of the reds tasted here, this one is the one that might actually benefit
the most from another year in the cellar, though it is certainly
approachable now. There is also something of an herbal overlay on
the finish that becomes a bit more apparent as it airs out. This
nuance might get a bit more powerful with age. Its development with
more air was modest. Drink now-2020.
• Rating 88 points
BRAVDO Merlot 2012
• Wine Makers: Prof. Ben Ami Bravdo, Prof. Oded Shoseyov
• The grape composition: 100% Merlot .
• Aging potential: The wine is well balanced and is ready to
drink. It will reach its peak in 6-9 years.
• Aged for 12 months in French oak barrels and a small number
of American - balancing the flavors. The wine is unfiltered.
• Dark purple in color, with gripping tannins and toasty oak, well
balanced with cassis, blueberry and black cherry fruits
• 12000 bottles were produced
Merlot 2012
Mark Squires Review of BRAVDO
Merlot 2010
• The 2010 Merlot (Bravdo) was aged for 12 months in a mixture of
French and American oak. A bit on the lean side, this nonetheless
shows nicely focused, clean and reasonably persistent fruit, even if it
is not terribly fleshy and concentrated. It has a nice, juicy finish and
well-integrated tannins, but real structure. It is not terribly complex,
but it is very tasty and well-assembled. I was actually pleased to see
it improve notably with 45 minutes of air, showing better structure
and more tension. This can certainly be sipped, but it should also
make a great food wine. Drink now-2018.
• Rating 88 points.
BRAVDO Shiraz 2012
• Wine makers: Prof. Ben Ami Bravdo, Prof. Oded Shoseyov.
• The grape composition: 100% Shiraz. Mid. August vintage.
• Ripe fruity and floral, dark royal purple, well integrated tannins,
appealing currant, wild berry and plum aromas, together with
gentle overlays of spicy chocolate and vanilla.
• Aged for 12 months in oak barrels mainly of French origin and
some of American.
• Aging potential: Ready for drinking today and will reach its
peak in 6-8 years
• 6000 bottles were produced.
Shiraz 2012
Shiraz 2010: World Wine
Championships 2012
BRAVDO Coupage 2011
• Wine makers: Prof' Ben Ami Bravdo, Prof. Oded Shoseyov
• Composition 40% Cabernet Frank , 33% Shiraz, 27% Cabernet
• The unique composition of the Coupage expresses the synergy
between the three varieties of quality wine. The wine had aged in
new oak barrels and has undergone a process of natural shade
without filtering. The wine is deep in color and with a long finish. It
envelopes the palate with rich fruity aroma, like only BRAVDO can
• 5400 bottles were produced
BRAVDO Coupage 2012
Mark Squires Review of Coupage
• The 2010 Coupage (Bravdo) is a blend of 40% Cabernet Franc,
33% Shiraz and 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged for 12 months in
a mixture of French and American oak. Tasting this right after the
lovely Merlot created some serious palate adjustment issues. The
focused, precise, somewhat lean Merlot contrasts notably with this
more voluptuous and velvety wine. Certainly, this coupage is more
“obvious” and impressive on first taste, although I ultimately had a
minor personal preference for the Merlot. (Your mileage may
differ.) With a trace of oak up front, this has a fruit-forward feel.
There is nothing terribly complicated or concentrated here, but it is
lush and reasonably well supported in structure and quite
charming, with an olive note in the background. Drink now-2018.
• Rating 88 points
BRAVDO Chardonnay 2012
• Wine Makers: Prof. Ben Ami Bravdo, Prof. Oded Shoseyov.
• The grape composition: 100% Chardonnay.
• Aging Potential: The wine is ready to drink. Will reach its peak
in 2-4 years.
• Fermented partly on its lees in new French and American oak
and partly in stainless steel.
• Deeply golden wine, bursting with layers of figs, apples,
apricots, melon and light cedar oak. Rich, with mineral flavours
that linger nicely on the finish
• 12000 bottles were produced
Chardonnay 2013
Mark Squires Review of
Chardonnay 2011 and Decanter
silver medal
• The 2011 Chardonnay (Bravdo) had a
somewhat complicated vinification
process: it was fermented in tank until it
reached about 9% alcohol and then
transferred into a mixture of French and
American oak. The net result is a fruity,
clean wine that smells more of tank
than oak and tastes really good. It is not
going to win points for power and it is
rather straightforward, but consistent
with the style shown by the others here,
it is well constructed in its style,
wonderfully easy to appreciate, and
quite charming. Drink now-2015
• Rating 87 points
Rose 13
Zory Arkin
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Skype: zoryarkin

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