Petit Castel is the second wine from Domaine du Castel. Petit Castel is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. The wine is aged in French oak barrels for approximately 12 months, followed by approximately 4 months in concrete tanks, prior to bottling. The Petit Castel is a full-bodied wine with a hint of tannin and a harmonious balance between fruit and oak. Petit Castel has a deep royal purple color in the glass. The wine is at its peak about 3-5 years after harvest and decanting is recommended before serving. All wines are kosher under Badatz Beit Yosef hechsher.
The archaeological evidence found in almost every corner of the country leaves no doubt: grapes grew and wine was made here on the grounds of Domaine du Castel. Historical sources reveal that the Judean region was considered the pinnacle of wine country ("Judah, Your Brethren Shall Praise," Genesis 49). From the very beginning, up to the present day, Castel continues to plant these vineyards, cultivate the soils and study the unique terroir with a vision of quality as their guide. All these vineyards are located in the Judean Hills, within a 4.5 km radius from the wine estate, at an average elevation of about 750 meters above sea level.