Chateau Ksara, Chateau Rouge 2016

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  • Type:

    Red

  • Country:

    Lebanon

  • Region:

    Bekaa Valley

  • ABV:

    14%

  • Grape:

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Grape Blend:

    Cabernet Sauvignon 60%, Merlot 30%, Petit Verdot 10%

  • Vegan:

    Yes

  • Winemaker:

    James Palgé

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Chateau Ksara Chateau Rouge 2016 - Wine

Tasting Notes

Vibrant, fruity aromas of raspberries and blackcurrant are supported by a wisp of vanilla. Powerful, rich and complex, with balanced and mellow tannins that get softer with time, taking on leathery and cedar characters. Lovely long finish.

Production Notes

The grapes were destemmed and each varietal was fermented separately at controlled temperatures of 28 to 30°C. The wines were left to rest for 14 to 20 days before malolactic fermentation took place. The free run and press wine from each variety were kept in separate vats before being racked off the lees and transferred to new oak casks for approximately 12 months. Bottle aged for a further two years prior to release.

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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.