Recanati Winery’s new Upper Galilee Series presents classic varieties from select vineyards and growing areas. This series is varietal, and each wine perfectly expresses the variety’s particular traits: its distinct aromas, the depth and range of flavors, its usage and the ageing period in French Oak. Over the years, Recanati Winery has identified the finest growing plots in the Upper Galilee –destined to grow quality varieties – and the new Upper Galilee Series concentrates on this wonderful terroir, leveraging it to extract the characteristic complexity and refinement of each individual variety.
The wine has the typical Merlot aroma of cherry, plum and Mediterranean spices accompanied by a gentle oak aroma. This is a bright red, medium-full bodied wine with a fresh berry aroma. Together, this produces a balanced wine perfectly integrated with the warm climate in the region.
Recanati Winery was established in 2000 by Lenny Recanati and Uri Shaked. Their aim was to create a new winery which would produce original, quality Israeli wine. The winery’s philosophy is to produce local and original wines, wines that will best express the local terroir. Winemakers Gil Shatsberg and Kobi Arviv spearhead the winemaking process. Shatsberg, a UC Davis graduate, acquired vast experience through his work in some of California’s leading vineyards – including the Trefethen.. read more
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.