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Recanati
Special Reserve White
CountryIsrael
RegionUpper Galilee
Grape Varieties60% Roussane & 40% Marsanne
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  • 90 Points
    Wine Advocate April 30, 2019
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 hand harvesting in August, grapes are brought cold to the winery where they are gently pressed as whole clusters to preserve maximum levels of aroma and flavor. After pressing the grapes in a slow and controlled fermentation process, the wine is aged (sur lies) in French oak barrels for eight months. Following the maturation period, the winemakers decide on the blend after a series of tastings. To preserve the wine’s complex character and natural acidity, it does not undergo malolactic fermentation at all.
ColorPale gold
NoseScents of citrus and tropical fruits.
PalateAn especially rich and complex wine, full-bodied, good, balanced acidity and a long, fruity aftertaste. The wine is now ready for consumption and will continue to develop and improve in the bottle in the coming years.
AnalysisAlcohol: 12.5 %
Serving SuggestionsEnjoy on its own or as a perfect complement to creamy pastas, chicken, turkey and fresh fish entrees.