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Recanati
Reserve Petite Sirah
Description
From Israel's Upper Galilee region. This complex red displays aromas of ripe plum and black cherry mingled with notes of dark chocolate. Velvety with soft tannins and notes of wild berries and cacao.
CountryIsrael
RegionUpper Galilee
Grape Varieties100% Petite Sirah
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BackgroundLocated in Israels Hefer Valley, the Recanati Winery is a showcase winemaking facility, equipped with the most innovative technology available today. Owned by Lenny Recanati, a native of Israel with ancestral roots stretching back to Italy, the winery is the fruit of Lennys life-long dream to produce truly world-class wines. Chief winemaker is Gil Shatsberg, a graduate of the U.C. Davis wine program. Formerly a winemaker at Israels Amphorae and Carmel wineries, Gil brings to Recanati proven expertise in his field, allied to a devotion to artistry and craftsmanship in winemaking.Recanati wines are certified kosher .
VinificationGrapes were harvested by hand and machine and de-stemmed. Fermentation took place for 10-14 days in small tanks, followed by malolactic fermentation.
ColorDark violet
NoseComplex aromas of ripe plum and black cherry mingled with notes of dark chocolate
PalateSoft, velvety and delicious, this full-bodied red will age gracefully over the next 5 years.
Serving SuggestionsSavor with rich stews, red meats and hearty pasta dishes. Also superb with hard, aged cheeses.