The 2015 Special Reserve white is a 60/40 blend of Roussanne and Marsanne, aged for six months in 30% new French barriques. It comes in at 13% alcohol. Beautifully constructed, this controls its oak well while still seeming substantial. The finish lingers nicely on this perfectly balanced white. It is always refined, with enough weight to hold up to food.
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Special Reserve White
Grape Varieties50% Chardonnay, 25% Viognier, 25% Sauvignon Blanc
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 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.
NoseScents of apricot, citrus, tropical fruits with a hint of ginger
PalateMedium-bodied and well-balanced, with flavors of tropical and citrus fruit against a backdrop of refreshing acidity. Flavors of lemon, kumquat, grapefruit, peach and cream.
AnalysisAlcohol: 13 %
Serving SuggestionsEnjoy on its own or as a perfect complement to creamy pastas, chicken, turkey and fresh fish entrees.