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Recanati
Special Reserve
CountryIsrael
RegionUpper Galilee
Grape VarietiesA Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot blend. The percentage of each variety varies according to the vintage.
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93 Points
Rogov's Guide to Israeli Wines
DescriptionLocated 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, the grapes are de-stemmed and subject to a gentle crush. The must is cooled to 15°C en route to the fermentation tanks
ColorRich, ripe ruby red
NoseScents of cassis, black cherry, tobacco, chocolate, vanilla, roasted coffee and nutmeg
PalateRipe berry and spice flavors linger on the palate, exhibiting velvety, firm and well-integrated tannins.
Bottle size
750 ml
Serving SuggestionsGoes well with red meats, game, hearty and exotic stews and casseroles.