In mid- to late-September, the grapes are hand-harvested in whole clusters to maintain maximum flavor and aroma. Immediately after crush, the must is chilled and undergoes a cold maceration for two days prior to fermentation. The resulting wine is then transferred to French and American oak barrels where it ages for eight months before bottling and release.
A perfect companion for grilled meats, game, casseroles and robust vegetarian entrées.
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 lifelong dream to produce truly worldclass 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.