2012 Galilee Rose
A Desert Jewel
Offerings like today’s are exactly why we call ourselves The Wine Spies. In our ongoing mission to find only the best wines for our Operatives, no winery or region is too small or far off for us. Today’s delicious Recanati Winery 2012 Galilee Rose was the absolute standout from our latest international mission.
Israeli wines typically have a rustic, earthy quality that we’ve felt hasn’t quite matched the tastes and palates of our Operatives. What’s fantastic about today’s Rosé is the balance of these rustic qualities with sweet and savory notes that any wine drinker would love. Complex and expressive, and packaged in one of the coolest bottles we’ve come across, this wine has a wonderful interplay of sweet fruit, earth, and spice. One of the highlights of the wine for us, unlike many Rosés, this one has enough depth to stand up well to a wide variety of foods.
If you love a refreshing Rosé, we highly recommend today’s budget friendly offering. Be sure to stock up on enough to last you through summer!
A dusty, cherry red throughout the glass.
A lovely combination of Bing cherry, dried figs, freshly fallen leaves, lavender, nutmeg, and touches of vanilla.
Very similar to the nose, with plenty of bright red cherry, sweet plum, and fresh strawberry, followed by berry bramble, lavender petals, and hints of anise and clove.
Not a quick sipper, this rose can stand up well to a meal. The finish is long, with nice acidity and crispness and lingering notes of fresh fruit and flower petals.
Great with your Passover Seder, this would be a perfect pairing for a wide variety of foods.
What the Winery Says
- Gil Shatsberg
- Upper Galilee, Israel
- Fruit Variety
- 70% Barbera, 30% Merlot
- Single Vineyard
- Vineyard Elevation
- Over 2,500 feet