The Mediterranean Series comprises four varieties originating in the South of France: Carignan, Marselan, Syrah and Petite Sirah. These varieties, originally from a warm, Mediterranean-type climate similar to Israel’s, grow in our area producing remarkable quality. They are largely gathered at the beginning of the season to preserve their taste, acidity balance, strong color and stunning array of aromas.
The wine has a black plum, berries and pecan taste, with a full body, balanced acidity and a long and spicy aftertaste.
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 are handpicked, and after destemming, cold maceration, fermentation and pressing, we mature them in French oak barrels – approximately half of which are new – for 12 months. This is so the oak flavors and aroma do not overpower the exclusive flavors and aroma of the fruit. The wine is then bottled after coarse filtration alone and drunk as is – authentic, wild and Israeli.