Chateau Ksara, Blanc de Blancs 2018

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  • Type:

    White

  • Country:

    Lebanon

  • Region:

    Bekaa Valley

  • ABV:

    13%

  • Grape:

    Sauvignon Blanc

  • Grape Blend:

    Sauvignon Blanc 55%, Semillon 25%, Chardonnay 20%

  • Vegan:

    Yes

  • Winemaker:

    James Palgé

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Chateau Ksara Blanc de Blancs 2018 - Wine

Tasting Notes

The Chardonnay gives this wine its finesse and elegance, the Sauvignon its subtle aroma of hazelnuts and exotic fruits, and the Semillon provides roundness, length and finesse. The result is an elegant wine with a complex aroma of spice, pineapple and nuts which is followed through on the palate. Medium-bodied, balanced acidity and a medium to long finish.

Production Notes

Picked in cases and pressed pneumatically as whole grapes. Each variety was vinified separately, with the sedimentation and fermentation carried out at low, controlled temperatures of approximately 18°C. Once the wines had fermented through to dryness, they were racked off and stabilised to prevent malolactic fermentation. Each wine was aged in French barriques, 50% of which were new oak, for several months, prior to blending, stabilising and bottling.

Critics Reviews

JancisRobinson.com 16pts (2017) - Attractive smokiness with much sweeter fruit than most Sauvignon-dominated blends. Mouth-filling and slightly sweet with notes of spicy oak. I can imagine this being a popular classic in Lebanese restaurants. Real grip and confidence – distinctive. Not expensive for what is delivered.

Producer Profile

Château Ksara is Lebanon's oldest winery. Its traditions can be traced back to 1857 when a group of Jesuit monks acquired the property. The Jesuits applied their knowledge of science and agriculture to plant French vines as well as developing two kilometres of Roman caves that proved ideal for the storage of wine. The Jesuits sold the winery to its current owners in 1973. Ksara is now the most modern winery in the region as well as the largest producer in the country. Their annual production is over 2.8 million bottles and they sell their wines in more than 40 countries worldwide. Château Ksara is certified ISO 9001 and ISO 2200.00 for its viticulture, production and sales guaranteeing quality and consistency year on year.