An indigenous grape from the Veneto making a come-back. Bags of exuberant personality with cherries, forest fruits and a gorgeous candied-mulberry streak. Mid-weight with fine tannins.
Recantina has a long history, documented back in the 1600s as growing around the nearby town of Treviso. While well regarded, it seems likely that much was grubbed up and replaced by French vines after the western part of the Venetian Republic fell under Napoleons rule until his exile in 1814. Now enjoying a renaissance in the in the Montello-Colli Asolani DOC outside Treviso.
Francesco Serafini and Antonello Vidotto are two old schoolfriends who decided to unite their talents and passion for high quality wines and vineyards, and so back in 1986 they purchase 20 hectares of vineyard land and ventured into the winemaking world. From the very beginning, they chose to plant and make wines from international varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, though the pair has recently begun working with a once famous but now forgotten native grape, Recantina.
|Appellation||Montello-Colli Asolani DOC|