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Recanati Special Reserve White 2010

Recanati Special Reserve White 2010

Sku: 052386

 Wine Advocate 89 points (Feb 2012)
The 2010 SPECIAL RESERVE white comes with a hefty price tag; scarcity is likely the key reason as there were only 350 cases produced. It is a blend of 50% Chardonnay, 25% Viognier and 25% Sauvignon Blanc, aged for 8 months in barrel. Showing a bit of barrel at its young age, including some astringency on the finish early on, it also features juicy fruit, some spice and a flavor profile from the blend that I grew to like a lot as it aired out and evolved, showing some grip on the finish. Aromatic and quite tasty, this is refreshing and easy to warm up to, if rather pricey for what it is. Drink now-2014. Recanati’s Reserve level wines have always offered some value for the region. With the debut of the 2009s, the winery has added some structure and a little more gravitas as well, making this a very nice lineup for a region that tends to be short on values—but note that, due to their small production, some of the most interesting reserves now show some significant price spikes, taking them well out of the value range and into Recanati’s “special reserve” top of the line pricing. That said, 2009 easily looks like Recanati’s best vintage yet.”

Wine maker notes
Recanati Winery’s premium white wine label, Special Reserve is the winery’s flagship wine and the best white wine produced from each vintage. Our winemakers choose the finest grapes from the best plots and varieties at their disposal, with the grape varietals and even the vineyard plots selected for these fine wines changing from year-to-year depending on their quality. Recanati Special Reserve White is produced only in unique quality years. This wine is made from a blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier grapes from our Upper Galilee’s Manara vineyard. This vineyard is planted at an average elevation of 800 meters above sea level. The cool climate that prevails in this region and the stony, well drained soil create ideal conditions for growing these noble white grape varieties. Flavors and aromas of Peach, White flowers, Passion fruit, butter and almonds, along with the spicy nuances developed during 8 months of ”Sur Lie” barrel ageing in French oak.

Food pairing
Best served well-chilled with Italian dishes, fish and creamy cheeses.

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