Recanati Special Reserve White
Product of Israel. Region: Galilee. Varieties: Roussane, Marsanne. Alc/Vol 12.5% Kosher for Passover Mevushal: No. The Special Reserve Series are the winery’s flagship wines. This collection perfectly expresses the best in every harvest, from outstanding vineyard plots. From these plots, Recanati’s winemakers produce the wines that exemplify the winery, the harvest and the terroir. This series is the pride of the winery and as such ranks every year at the top of the most respected wine magazines in the world, with a score of over 90. To maintain the highest standards, Special Reserve Red is only produced from harvests of special quality and it represents the very best of both classic and Mediterranean varieties. In this way, it illustrates the winery’s vision and the precise work of our three winemakers. The first Special Reserve White harvest – from Mediterranean Roussane and Marsanne species – was in 2012, and since then the winery has continued to pursue its Mediterranean approach and vision. This wine has been awarded more than 90 points on more than one occasion and continues to justify its place as the winery’s signature white wine. Grape Variety: 60% Roussane, 40% Marsanne (extraordinary Mediterranean varieties originating from the Rhone Valley)
Winemaking Notes: After pressing the grapes and a slow and controlled fermentation process, the wine is aged (sur lies) in French oak barrels for eight months. Following the maturation period, the winemakers decide on the blend after a Series of tastings. To preserve the wine’s complex character and natural acidity, it does not undergo malolactic fermentation at all.
Tasting Notes: An especially rich and complex wine, full-bodied, good, balanced acidity and a long, fruity aftertaste. The wine is now ready for consumption and will continue to develop and improve in the bottle in the coming years.