Deep ruby to the eye, this wine offers rich aromas of cherry, black licorice and orange rind and flavors of blackberry, black cherry, cassis, anisette and eucalyptus. Long-lasting tannins coat the mouth but there is always a sense of fresh fruit on the palate and a brightness that lingers right into the satisfying finish. Kosher.
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Upper Galilee Merlot
Grape Varieties100% Merlot
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 .
VinificationSelect grapes are hand-picked in mid-September. Following a gentle crushing, the grapes undergo a cold maceration prior to fermentation to preserve their rich fruit character.
ColorDeep garnet red.
NoseRobust, fruit-filled fragrance with hints of vanilla against a subtle background of cloves.
PalateMedium-bodied, reminiscent of ripe red berry fruit, strawberries and pomegranates.
Serving SuggestionsGrilled red meats, poultry and flavorful pasta dishes, as well as a variety of Mediterranean-style entrées.