Fields, Morris & Verdin adds Israeli producer Recanati to portfolio

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Fields, Morris & Verdin has announced the addition of Israeli winery Recanati to its producer portfolio.

Founded in 2000 by Lenny Recanati and Uri Shaked, the Recanati philosophy is to produce local and original wines that best express the local terroir.  The modern winery is built in the Hefer valley in upper Galilee, with fruit sourced from, high altitude vineyards in Manara and the Jezrell valley.  The altitude provides a substantial diurnal temperature difference, producing full-bodied but fresh tasting wines from Mediterranean grape varieties including Petite Sirah, Marselan and Carignan.

The wines are produced by winemaker Gil Shatsberg a UC Davis alumni, assisted by Kobi Arviv who joined the winery in 2011.

Noam Jacoby, CEO of Recanati states “We have been looking for a partner in the UK for a long time. Working with Berry Bros. & Rudd is a dream for us and it is a great honor to be accepted to the family and be included in the world class supplier list.”

Katherine Dart MW adds “We are delighted to be working closer with Recanati Winery. With vineyards located in the Upper Galilee, their high altitude produces Mediterranean wines with pure varietal character and freshness. Recanati is the first winery in Israel to restore thousand year-old indigenous varieties, Marawi and Bittuni, in the Judean Hills. These wines are a unique expression of this ancient winemaking region and they make an exciting edition to the portfolio.”

The following wines are available now from FMV:

  • Recanati Upper Galilee Merlot 2017 (RRP £16)
  • Recanati Upper Galilee Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 (RRP £16)
  • Recanati Wild Carignan 2016 (RRP £32.50)
  • Recanati Bittuni 2017 (RRP £28)
  • Recanati Marawi 2017 (RRP £28)

For further information on Recanati visit http://www.recanati-winery.com/en/

FMV (Fields, Morris & Verdin) is the trade arm of Berry Bros. & Rudd, Britain’s oldest wine and spirits merchant, importing and distributing wines and spirits across the UK.