Chateau Musar, Beeka Valley, Lebanon

Grape Varieties: Equal Parts of Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan & Cinsault

Story behind the label:

Chateau Musar was the first producer in Lebanon to achieve organic certification for its vineyards in 2006. Most are located in the Bekaa Valley, cradled between two mountain ranges running parallel to Lebanon’s Mediterranean coastline. Vines have been cultivated there for at least 6,000 years. All the grapes are hand-harvested by local Bedouins between August and October.

In the winery, ambient yeasts do the work of fermentation. The bare minimum of sulphur is used and the Chateau Musar Red wines are neither fined nor filtered.

Wine  behind the label:

Chateau Musar Red is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan and Cinsault from vineyards near the Bekaa Valley villages of Aana and Kefraya on gravelly soils over limestone. It has all the Musar hallmarks of rich, ripe, savoury fruit backed by an underlying sweetness and softness.

Note: Organic

Food Pairings: full flavoured dishes & grilled meats, avoid spicy foods

Alcohol (ABV): 14.5%

Chateau Musar, Beeka Valley, Lebanon

€42.95Price

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