Recanati Winery first began producing a light Rosé in 2014 called “Gris de Marselan.” It joined the winery’s classic Rosé and we became the only winery in Israel producing two types of Rosé – at two levels with different traits, from unique varieties and using two distinct winemaking styles. Judean Hills – Upper Galilee, Manara VineyardIn recent years there has been an increase in Rosé wine consumption In Israel, and we welcome this trend. These wines are particularly suited to our regional climate and compliment many foods common in our area. The wines have balanced acidity and are light and fruity with low alcohol.
Grape Variety: French Colombard, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscat
Winemaking Notes: Recanati’s French Blend is made from French Colombard grapes together with a little Sauvignon Blanc and Muscat. The wine was fermented at low temperature to preserve the grapes’ natural fragrances. Fermentation was stopped with a small amount of natural sugar from the grapes remaining in order to create a wine with a delicate sweetness.
Tasting Notes: A refreshing wine with aromas and tastes of yellow plums, peaches and melon.
Grape Variety: 100% Marselan
Winemaking Notes: : The name “Gris” (grey) in French refers to a wine gentler and lighter in color than Rosé. Gris is produced after the grape skins have been macerated for only a few hours, so the wine adsorbs minimal color and becomes pink with a very gentle flavor. After crushing the grapes, we check the color of the grape juice every hour. Once we have reached the desired hue, we remove it from the tank and it ferments by itself in a separate tank. This process is called “bleeding.” The result is a particularly elegant and refined wine, with a very clear hue and a personality in between Rosé and White.
Tasting Notes: The wine has abundant aromas of flowers, citrus and white fruits. It can be an excellent aperitif or drunk with a meal enhanced by Asian, French or Middle Eastern seasoning.
Vineyards: Upper Galilee
Produced from Syrah and Petite Sirah varieties which came from two small plots located in the center of the Golan Heights.
These vineyards enjoy cool climatic conditions prevailing in the area with large temperature differences between day and night.
Manual, meticulous and precise harvest led to a fresh and delicate rosé wine with fruity and floral characteristics.
Grape Variety: Syrah and Petite Sirah
Winemaking Notes: A delicate whole bunch press with low temperature fermentation process of each variety separately led to pure, floral and aromatic Rose that reflect our philosophy to express the growing area, varietal characteristic and our elegant wine style.
Tasting Notes: A red grapefruit, strawberries and citrus blossoms, with a fresh acidity that resonates in the background led to a balance of flavors.
Recommended serving temperature: 8-6 degrees.
It is recommended to enjoy the wine as an aperitif or in combination with Asian dishes and fish dishes.
Vineyards: Golan Heights Center