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Reserve Petite Sirah
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.
RegionUpper Galilee
Grape Varieties100% Petite Sirah
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BackgroundLocated in Israel's Hefer Valley within the Upper Galilee, the newly built Recanati winery is a showcase winemaking facility, equipped with the most innovative technology available today. It obtains its grapes from some of the area's finest high-altitude vineyards, which enjoy a climate similar to that of California's Napa Valley. Warm days and contrastingly cool nights, together with ideal chalky-gravelly soil conditions and limited rainfall, create an ideal environment in which to nurture these classic varietals. Owned by Lenny Recanati, a native of Israel with ancestral roots stretching back to Italy, the winery is the fruit of Lenny's life-long dream to produce truly world-class wines. Chief winemaker is Kobi Arviv, known for his creative work and authentic winemaking philosophy. Arviv's use of ancient and unique techniques, alongside the technological advances of today, raises the quality bar for Israeli wines in the U.S.
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.