Chateau Ksara, Chardonnay Cuvee du Pape 2017

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  • Type:

    White

  • Country:

    Lebanon

  • Region:

    Bekaa Valley

  • ABV:

    13.50%

  • Grape:

    Chardonnay

  • Grape Blend:

    Chardonnay 100%

  • Vegan:

    Yes

  • Winemaker:

    James Palgé

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Chateau Ksara Chardonnay Cuvee du Pape 2017 - Wine

Tasting Notes

Delicate vanilla, nutmeg and toasty notes from oak ageing are complemented by ripe lemon fruit and honeyed peach. Full bodied on the palate, with racy definition balancing the creamy texture, through to a lingering finish.

Production Notes

The must was left to settle prior to fermentation which took place in oak casks, in the cool temperatures of the cellar. The wine was stirred on its lees for 10 months before bottling, which added a creamy complexity to the final wine.

Critics Reviews

JancisRobinson.com 16pts (2016) - Buttered green veg on the nose. Good mouthfeel and presence on the palate with a tiny bit of smokiness and a hint of spicy oak. Not an absolutely bone-dry impression. I could imagine enjoying this with some smoked fish. Certainly refreshing enough even if not that distinctive.

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.