Recanati Special Reserve White 2017
Here’s a wine that you don’t see everyday: Recanti Special Reserve White a fine example of a local and original wine from Israel.
Golden straw colour. The nose opens with generous lemon and grapefruit citrus. Sweet vanilla, oak spice and a hint of tropical fruit in the background. Rich flavours of lemon sorbet, vanilla, buttery brioche. Ripe tropical fruits and oak spice are moderated with flashes of flinty minerals. This full-bodied white is rich and complex. A creamy mouthfeel and balanced acidity to cut through its oily texture. Closes with a long, fruity aftertaste.
Sourced from Recanati’s top tier Manara vineyard, this white comprises a blend of 60% Roussane and 40% Marsanne (Mediterranean varieties originating from the Rhone Valley). The hand harvested grapes go through pressing and a slow, controlled fermentation process. Following this, the wine ages (Sur Lie) in French oak barrels for 8 months. To preserve the wine’s complex character and natural acidity, it does not undergo malolactic fermentation at all. After the maturation period, the winemakers go through a series of tastings to decide the final blend. The wine goes through 7 months of bottle ageing before its release.
Recanati’s Special Reserve White is one of the winery’s flagship wines Created to perfectly expresses the winery, the harvest and the terroir.
This wine has been awarded more than 90 points on many occasions and continues to justify its place as Recanati’s signature white wine.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
– 90 POINTS
A nose of lemon sorbet and pound cake preps the palate for flavors of Seville orange, green tea and toffee. This wine is soft on the palate and has a citrus-tinged finish.