Recanti Reserve Single Vineyard Merlot
Deep purple color. Complex aromas of red berries, cassis and roses, underscored by hints of white pepper, cloves and green olives. Elegant, full-bodied and supple, with spicy aromas carrying through on the palate to combine with flavors of ripe red berries. An outstanding accompaniment to grilled red meats, poultry, risottos and mushroom-based dishes.
$40.00 / Bottle $480.00 / Case
Located in Israel’s 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 Lenny’s 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 Israel’s Amphorae and Carmel wineries, Gil brings to Recanati proven expertise in his field, allied to a devotion to artistry and craftsmanship in winemaking.
This Reserve is made from a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. Grapes are grown at the select high-altitude Menara vineyard in Israel’s Upper Galilee, 2,500 feet above sea level. After careful hand harvesting, the grapes are de-stemmed and left to soak for two days to fully extract their fruity, spicy character. A small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon is included to enhance depth and complexity. After a fermentation period of two weeks, the wine is transferred to French oak barrels where it matures for 18 months.
Recanati wines are certified kosher.