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Cavit Chardonnay 2012

External Review by Palm Bay International:

Located in Israel’s Hefer Valley, the Recanati Winery is a showcase winemaking facility, equipped with the most innovative technology available today. Owned by Lenny Recanati, a native of Israel with ancestral roots stretching back to Italy, the winery is the fruit of Lenny’s life-long dream to produce truly world-class wines. Chief winemaker is Gil Shatsberg, a graduate of the U.C. Davis wine program. Formerly a winemaker at Israel’s Amphorae and Carmel wineries, Gil brings to Recanati proven expertise in his field, allied to a devotion to artistry and craftsmanship in winemaking. Recanati wines are certified kosher . Production Area 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. Grape Varieties 100% Chardonnay. Vinification After hand harvesting, the grapes are gently pressed as whole clusters to preserve maximum levels of aroma and flavor. The wine is then fermented in small French oak barrels and aged sur lie for a further nine months. Following the Burgundy tradition, the wine is mixed with yeast every three weeks, thereby enhancing its creaminess, delicate fruit and complexity. Color Pale straw gold. Bouquet Delicate aromas of tropical fruit with subtle nuances of caramel and hazelnut. Taste Full-bodied and harmonious, concluding in a long, smooth finish. Serving Suggestions 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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Cavit is a company deeply rooted in the region to which it belongs: Trentino. A small area in the north-east of Italy where the vine, olive tree and Mediterranean-type vegetation live side by side with spruces and larches of the Alpine flora. A land of ancient traditions and culture, where the presence of man, with his villages, castles and cultivated terraces blends in harmoniously with the... Read more
Cavit is a company deeply rooted in the region to which it belongs: Trentino. A small area in the north-east of Italy where the vine, olive tree and Mediterranean-type vegetation live side by side with spruces and larches of the Alpine flora. A land of ancient traditions and culture, where the presence of man, with his villages, castles and cultivated terraces blends in harmoniously with the majestic Alpine landscapes. The image that best represents Cavit, a large co-operative composed of a large number of small wineries, is that of the vine that produces healthy grapes only if the roots and the other parts of the plant all perform their roles properly. Created in 1950 to meet the needs of the winegrowers in the area to offer the very best quality and market their wines in a modern way, today Cavit represents over 4,500 winegrowers who are members of 11 cellars and 65% of the wine production in Trentino (around 7,000 ha). Cavit harvests, examines and selects its raw materials from the best produce of the cooperative member cellars, which undergoes strict controls at every stage: from refining to bottling. Cavit today is one of the major companies in the wine business, operating successfully at national and international level.The headquarters in Ravina, where the production and logistics facilities are also located, house the Wine Cellar, Sparkling Wine Cellar and Wine Shop. Cavit also owns Maso Toresella, used for corporate entertaining, on Lake Toblino. Read less

External Reviews for Cavit Chardonnay

External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
04/07/2011

Located in Israel’s Hefer Valley, the Recanati Winery is a showcase winemaking facility, equipped with the most innovative technology available today. Owned by Lenny Recanati, a native of Israel with ancestral roots stretching back to Italy, the winery is the fruit of Lenny’s life-long dream to produce truly world-class wines. Chief winemaker is Gil Shatsberg, a graduate of the U.C. Davis wine program. Formerly a winemaker at Israel’s Amphorae and Carmel wineries, Gil brings to Recanati proven expertise in his field, allied to a devotion to artistry and craftsmanship in winemaking. Recanati wines are certified kosher . Production Area 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. Grape Varieties 100% Chardonnay. Vinification After hand harvesting, the grapes are gently pressed as whole clusters to preserve maximum levels of aroma and flavor. The wine is then fermented in small French oak barrels and aged sur lie for a further nine months. Following the Burgundy tradition, the wine is mixed with yeast every three weeks, thereby enhancing its creaminess, delicate fruit and complexity. Color Pale straw gold. Bouquet Delicate aromas of tropical fruit with subtle nuances of caramel and hazelnut. Taste Full-bodied and harmonious, concluding in a long, smooth finish. Serving Suggestions Enjoy as an aperitif or with a variety of dishes, including fish, pasta in cream sauces and a wide array of appetizers. Serve chilled.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

Chardonnay - A Best Value, Parker's Wine Bargains/ This wine offers a toasty perfume of poached pear and tropical fruits. Creamy textured and savory, it is a well-balanced effort with very good length.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

Chardonnay 2007 - 90 Points, Wine Enthusiast / Here is a deeply saturated Chardonnay with a golden color and thick notes of candied fruit, almond, butterscotch and a playful hint of pecorino cheese rind. The wine is thick and succulent in the mouth, with a soft approach that is capped by a piquant, almost spicy finish.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

Chardonnay 2008 - 89 Points, eRobertParker.com/ The 2008 Chardonnay is a very pretty, refined white laced with ripe apricots, flowers and tangerine. This mid-weight Chardonnay offers lovely balance and a clean, bracing finish...from Planeta, one of Sicily's better-known estates.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

Chardonnay 2007 - 5 Stars, Pick of Sicily, Decanter/ A big, luscious Chardonnay, displaying the full panoply of tropical fruit notes. Sicily's answer to the question, 'Does the world need another Chardonnay?'


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

Spectator Selections/ This full-throttle chardonnay shows all-out barrel fermentation and batonnage character. Big and round, with lots going on inside the glass. It finishes with opulent honey, caramel and butterscotch character. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

100 Top Values of the Year/ Initial sulfur blows off to reveal a bright, lemony chardonnay. This is clean and dry, with a touch of minerality. For any roast fish.


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