Chateau Ksara, Merwah 2018

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  • Type:

    White

  • Country:

    Lebanon

  • Region:

    Bekaa Valley

  • ABV:

    12.50%

  • Grape:

    Merwah

  • Grape Blend:

    Merwah 100%

  • Vegan:

    Yes

  • Winemaker:

    James Palgé

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Chateau Ksara Merwah 2018 - Wine

Tasting Notes

The first 100% Merwah wine to be released, this unique wine delights with vibrant citrus aromas, delicate white floral notes and a streak of minerality. The deliciously textured palate is full of tropical fruit flavours, with undertones of guava, lime and summer melon all beautifully balanced by refreshing zing of acidity.

Production Notes

Vinified with minimum intervention. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at low temperatures of 15°C to 17°C, preserving the purity of the fruit. The grapes were vinified with skin contact to extract the desired levels of flavour from the skins; and with lees contact which helped to impart texture and complexity to the resulting wine. This was made in an unoaked style to let the varietal characteristics of the Merwah variety shine through.

Critics Reviews

JancisRobinson.com 16.5pts (2018) - Broad, ripe nose with marked citrus acidity on the palate. Excellent combination of freshness and depth and just a tiny, agreeable bit of texture. I could imagine that a Merwah from young vines might be a bit boring but this is really good. Quite long. An evil choice to serve blind...

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.