Recantina, Serafini & Vidotto

Type: Red Wine
Style: Juicy & Smooth
Vintage: 2020
Grape Variety: Recantina
ABV: 13.0%
Bottle Size: 75cl
Pairing Notes
Red Meat
Wine Notes
Now - 5 Yrs
Flavours Blackberry, Earth, Mineral
About the wine

Recantina is a grape you’ve probably never heard of but should definitely try. More on why later, but for now all you need to know is that this wine is weird and wonderful. Minerality in abundance with notes of wet slate, dusty earth and iron are met with forest fruits, blueberries and a peppery edge. It’s meaty yet fresh and juicy yet savoury - sound good? If you like funky then this is for you.

When we say funky, we don’t mean bad or faulty, we mean interesting. Flavours found in this Recantina are not flavours we often find in red wines. They’re the kinds of flavours that get you thinking about and appreciating the wonders of grape-growing and winemaking. Recantina is a grape that was very nearly extinct 30 years ago and, if it wasn’t for the viticultural prowess of Serafini & Vidotto, the grape may well no longer exist. They found a small plot of this grape in their vineyard and decided to cultivate it and allow it to express itself truly in a varietal wine. Boy are we thankful to them for it – even the esteemed Jancis Robinson mentions S&V by name in her grape encyclopaedia.

About the wine

It’s now understood that Recantina was once a noble grape variety, enjoyed by Royals in 16th Century Italy – see, they knew! – but it was almost lost to history. If you like bottles with a story and bottles with a real sense of individuality, then you have to taste this 100% Recantina. Fermented and aged only in stainless steel, Serafini & Vidotto give us a taste of this intriguing grape with no costume.

Founded in 1986 by two schoolfriends on the plot of a former Abbey, Serafini & Vidotto is a dynamic produced baser just outside of Treviso in Veneto. They work as naturally and organically as possible and form part of the Vino Libero movement for sustainability.