Product of Israel. Region: Galilee. Variety: Shiraz. Alc/Vol 13.5% Kosher for Passover Mevushal: No. Leonardo Recanati's Italian heritage lies at the root of his passion for quality winemaking. In Israel, the Mediterranean climate and ancient soils of the upper Galilee are well suited for the cultivation of fine Shiraz grapes. Rich and aromatically complex, Recanati Shiraz reveals layers of raspberry and plum intertwined with traces of spice, nutmeg and mocha. Its firm structure, robust flavors and smooth tannins make it a perfect match with roasts, grilled meats, tuna steak and spicier fare. Winemaking Notes: The grapes arrive at the winery in the early hours of the morning. We immediately separate the grapes from the stem without crushing them in order to enable the fermentation of some of the grapes while whole. Fermentation is relatively short (an average of 7-10 days.) This process greatly contributes to the wine’s fruity character, it refreshing flavor and to the softness of the tannins, which bestow a velvety feeling upon the wine. Tasting Notes: The wine has a typical Shiraz aroma of violets, lavender and black pepper along with a slight oak aroma. It is a full-bodied wine with a strong black-purple hue unique to this variety.