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Date Printed: 12/25/2014
Recanati Chardonnay 2009
Recanati Chardonnay 2009
(search item no. 107898)
kosher wine


PRICE ON 12/25/2014: $18.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Grapes for this Chardonnay are sourced from select hillside vineyards in Israel's Kerem Ben-Zimra district, at an optimum altitude of 2,500 feet above sea level.

To the eye, the wine is pale straw gold.
The aroma has delicate tones of tropical fruit with subtle nuances of caramel and hazelnut, while on the palate the wine is full-bodied and harmonious, concluding in a long, smooth finish.
Enjoy as an aperitif or with a variety of dishes, including fish, pasta in cream sauces and a wide array of appetizers. Serve chilled.

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About Recanati:

The story of the Recanati Winery, a new producer of high quality Mediterranean wines, begins with a profound bond with the Land of Israel coupled with a passion for fine wines. With the creation of the winery, L. Recanati's cherished, lifelong dream to produce truly world-class wines has finally reached fruition.

Owner of one of the finest private wine collections in Israel, L. Recanati is a successful international banker and a member of one of Israel's most prominent families. Prior to making their home in Israel in the early 1900s, Recanati's ancestors had lived for centuries in Italy, one of the world's premier sources of fine wines. Consequently, Italy and the U.S. (where Recanati spent a portion of his student years and met his American-born wife) represent the winery's first two export markets.

Chief winemaker at Recanati is Lewis Pasco, an American-born graduate of the U.C. Davis wine program and an accomplished chef. Formerly a winemaker at Napa Valley's Chimney Rock and for Sonoma's Marimar Torres, Lewis brings to Recanati a devotion to artistry and craftsmanship in winemaking. This dedication, combined with Recanati's state-of-the-art winemaking facility, has led to an impressive line of wines.