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Recanati Winery’s Reserve Series presents selected vineyards of each variety from a particular area. Therefore the wines from the single vineyards perfectly reflect the soil of each particular area, the climate, the way the grapes were grown and how the wine was made. This series is the heart and soul of the winery’s winemaking. Unique varieties have been added and winemaking methods developed over the years.
The Mediterranean Series comprises four varieties originating in the South of France: Carignan, Marselan, Syrah and Petite Sirah. These varieties, originally from a warm, Mediterranean-type climate similar to Israel’s, grow in our area producing remarkable quality. They are largely gathered at the beginning of the season to preserve their taste, acidity balance, strong color and stunning array of aromas.
Marselan is a cross between the "wild" Grenache and the "aristocratic and elegant" Cabernet Sauvignon. It originated at the start of the 1960s in the South of France. This is an impressive and powerful Mediterranean wine.
Grape Variety: 100% Marselan
Winemaking Notes: Marselan grapes are relatively new in Israel. Recanati Winery unveiled the first harvest of this variety in 2012, and we continue to be impressed by its power. To restrain the strong vines and generate low yield, the vineyard is thinned during the ripening period. From the remaining grapes we receive the array of unique flavors and aromas characteristic of this variety. The wine is matured for 12 months in French oak barrels – approximately half of which are new, and then bottled after coarse filtration alone.
Tasting Notes: The wine has an inimitable flowery aroma, round tannins, and tastes of berries and Mediterranean herbs. Our Marselan boasts a score of 90 points from the renowned wine critic, Robert Parker, in “Wine Advocate
Vineyards: Kidmat Tzvi