Grape Variety: 100% Bittuni
Winemaking Notes: Bittuni is a local ancient variety, from which red wines were already being made thousands of years ago. This variety was almost extinct, and only a few vines remained. Here at Recanati we are proud and excited to offer you a red wine from this ancient grape variety. The Bittuni grapes were hand-harvested in mid-September and transported under refrigeration to the winery, where they underwent gentle fermentation with the rachises. The wine was then matured for six months in year-old Burgundy oak barrels.
Tasting Notes: A wine with light, flowery and aromatic minerality, with a bouquet of red cherries and Mediterranean spices.
Vineyards: Judean Hills – Bethlehem. The Bittuni is harvested from an unwatered vineyard, and grown using the traditional trellising method known as “Hebron Overhead Arbor.”