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Upper Galilee Sauvignon Blanc
Pale straw. Fresh hay and bell pepper notes develop and linger. Full-bodied and lively, with flavors redolent of tropical fruits such as guava and banana.
Grape Varieties100% Sauvignon Blanc
- 90 PointsBest Buy
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.
VinificationHand harvested at optimal ripeness, grapes are immediately crushed and chilled. A brief period of skin contact is allowed before pressing.
NoseFresh hay and bell pepper notes develop and linger
PalateFull-bodied and lively, with flavors redolent of tropical fruits such as guava and banana
Serving SuggestionsOutstanding with fish, sushi, risotto and grilled vegetables