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Wild Carignan Reserve
This Carignan is produced with grapes hand-harvested from non-irrigated, low yield old vines in the Judean Hills of Israel. Intense aromas of black cherry and plum give way to a rich, full-bodied wine with flavors of blackberry, cranberry, and Medite
Grape Varieties100% Carignan
- 90 Points
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 hand harvesting in July 2009, the grapes are de-stemmed and fermented for 10 days at approximately 78°F. The wine is transferred to French and American oak barrels and matures for 9 months.
NoseIntense aromas of black cherry and plum
PalateRich and full-bodied with excellent acidity. Flavors of blackberries mingle with a touch of Mediterranean herbs.
AnalysisAlcohol: 13.5 %
Serving SuggestionsDelicious with grilled red meats and hearty stews. Serve slightly cooler than room temperature.