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Recanati
Reserve Marselan
CountryIsrael
RegionUpper Galilee
Grape Varieties 100% Marselan
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  • 91 Points
    Wine Advocate June 29, 2018
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.
VinificationAfter careful early morning hand harvesting in August, the grapes are de-stemmed and whole berries are crushed. The must undergoes two days of cold maceration at 50°F and then a soft pressing is carried out. The must is then fermented for six days at approximately 77°F. To encourage extraction and aeration the wine is pumped over four times per day. The wine was transferred to 100% new French oak barrels where it matured for 11 months.
ColorDeep ruby
NoseComplex with an earthy note.
PalateVery full-bodied with a viscous texture. A wine with chocolate nuances, notable for its power, both in acidity and tannins.
Serving SuggestionsAn outstanding accompaniment to grilled red meats, poultry, risottos and mushroom-based dishes.