Recanati Merlot. Vintage 2020
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Size: 750 ml
Recanati Merlot is a medium bodied dry wine with a brilliant garnet color. Its robust fruity aroma of plum jam, fresh red berries, and pomegranate is accented by touches of caramel, cloves and vanilla.
In mid September, fully ripe Merlot grapes are hand harvested. The crushed grapes are chilled and then "cold macerate" for two days prior to fermentation which preserves the rich fruity character of the cepage. After gentle pressing the Merlot is racked into French and American oak barrels, where it ages for eight months prior to bottling. Fruity upon release, the wine will gain subtlety with 2-3 years of aging.
Serve room temperature or briefly chilled to accompany grilled meat or fowl, pasta or pizza, or fish such as salmon and tuna.
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 life-long dream to produce truly world-class wines. Lewis Pasco, an American-born graduate of the University of California at Davis wine program and a trained chef, serves as chief winemaker. He brings to Recanati a strong dedication to artistry and craftsmanship in winemaking.