Recanti Special Reserve
Rich, ripe ruby red color. Scents of cassis, black cherry, tobacco, chocolate, vanilla, roasted coffee and nutmeg. Ripe berry and spice flavors linger on the palate, concluding in a long aftertaste exhibiting velvety, yet firm and well-integrated tannins. Goes well with red meats, game, hearty and exotic stews and casseroles.
$75.00 / Bottle $900.00 / 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 92% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Merlot. After 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, which are equipped with computer-controlled punch-down blades to ensure ideal extraction of color, flavor and tannins. A 3- to 4-day cold maceration precedes fermentation, with a total maceration of approximately 3 weeks to preserve the pronounced fruit and herbal character of the grapes and appropriate tannin levels to sustain a decade or longer of bottle aging. 100% new, fine-grained French oak barrels are used in the 18-20 month barrel maturation that ensues.
Recanati wines are certified kosher.