The Recanati Winery was founded in 2000 by a group of wine lovers led by Lenny Recanati. The Winery established its home in the Hefer Valley and is furnished with state-of the-art wine-making equipment.
The most important requirement in the production of quality wines is always the quality of the grapes. Dr. Pini Sarig, an international vine growing expert, was instrumental in assisting the winery in locating excellent vineyards as well as plots of land with vine-growing potential, where new vineyards were planted.
Most of the vineyards from which the winery receives it grapes are in the Manara and Kerem Ben-Zimra regions in the Upper Galilee, a high region with an ideal climate for the cultivation of quality wine grapes. Additional growing areas are the Ella Valley and the Lower Galilee, which have a warmer climate that is conducive to producing the different grape varieties that provide additional nuances to our wines.
Our winemaking process is leaded by our head winemaker, Gil Shatsberg, a graduate of the Viticulture and Enology Program at the Davis University of California. Shatsberg accumulated vast experience while working in California and Israel. His deeply ingrained sense of commitment to realizing the full inherent potential of the grapes is a significant contributing factor in the success of our wines.
Our winemaking team includes a second winemaker, Ido Lewinsohn, a graduate of the Viticulture and Enology Program at the University of Milan. Prior to his arrival to our winery, Lewinsohn has worked in different wineries in Australia, France and Italy, among them the prestigious "Sassicaia" in Tuscany. After he joined the team, the focus was put on wines that match the Mediterranean climate more closely. The winery is renowned– especially the Reserve labels wine – for their specific Middle-Eastern identity.
This Wine Was Made From Cabernet Sauvignon Grapes Harvested In Our Choice Galilee Vineyards. The Aroma Of This Full Bodied Wine Comprises Hues Of Cassis And Black Forest Fruits With Hints Of Black Pepper, Cloves And Nutmeg.<br>Aging In French And American Oak Together With Its Intense Tannins And Balanced Acidity Promises Continued Development And Improvement In The Bottle For Several Years.<br>This Wine Is Best Served At A Temperature Of 18°-20°C With Choice Beef And Lamb Cuts As We
The Merlot grapes that went into this wine were harvested in the vinery's vineyards in the Upper Galilee and the Ella Valley. The aroma of this rich, full-bodied wine includes hues of vanilla, mint and cloves and the characteristic red berry flavors. Its intense tannins and balanced acidity together with French and American oak barrel aging provided the wine with additional complexity and it will continue to develop and improve in the bottle in the coming years. This wine is best served at a tem
Grapes for this Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon are grown high in the slopes of Northern Galilee, where the rocky, porous soil and a cool sea breeze nurture this noble varietal.
Grapes are harvested by hand from late September through mid-October. Immediately following the crush, the must is chilled to 60ºF en route to the fermentation vats. The crushed grapes then cold macerate for three days to cultivate their complex taste and singular fragrance. After three weeks of fermentation, the wine is tra
Marselan, a unique Southern French varietal, is a cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache. Marselan combines the nobility of Cabernet Sauvignon with the savage Grenache, to create this "noble savage" wine. Recanati Marselan is the first Israeli varietal Marselan.
The Recanati Reserve Merlot is an elegant full bodied red wine with a rich Bordeaux color. Its bouquest of red berries, cassis, and roses is marked by white pepper, vanilla, cloves, and green olives. A small percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon gives the Merlot extra structure, depth and aging potential. This Merlot will gain complexity and character with 3-8 years cellaring and should age gracefully for at least a decade.
Grown in Israel's Northern Galilee--a climate identical to Napa Valley--Merl
This wine was produced from dry-farmed vines on the slopes of the Judea hills, where the constant search for water causes the roots to penetrate deep into the mineral subsoil.
The vines are "head trained" (Gobelet), giving them an ancient, wild appearance.
The wine was minimally filtered, and is brought to you as is; true, natural wine from Israel .
Special Reserve white 2012 presents, for the first time in our winery, two exceptional Mediterranean varieties: Roussanne and Marsanne. Their origin is from the Rhone valley in France and the blend of the full bodied Marsanne with the spicy Roussanne creates a rich and unique wine, a beautiful local expression to these two grape varieties.
Vineyards: Rhone valley in France
Winemaking: a slow and controlled fermentation in French oak barrels
Yasmin Red is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes grown in the winery's vineyards in the Galilee. This light-bodied wine has rich fruity flavors and low astringency and can be enjoyed while still young This light-bodied wine has rich fruity flavors and low astringency and can be enjoyed while still young.
Yasmin Red is a wonderful accompanied to barbeques, suitable for all types of cheeses and Italian and salad dishes and goes down well on every occasion and wi
Yasmin White is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay grapes harvested in the winery's vineyards from the upper Galilee and the Jezreel Valley.
The aromas of this very crisp wine are reminiscent of spices, aniseed, pear and citrus.
Drink as an aperitif or with chicken, fish and Italian dishes and creamy cheeses. Best served well chilled and store lying down in a cool, dark place.