Chateau Oumsiyat Bekaa Valley Chardonnay 2018

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Chateau Oumsiyat Bekaa Valley Chardonnay 2018

Country - Lebanon

Region - Bekaa Valley

Grape Varieties - Chardonnay 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Château Oumsiyat

Tasting notes - Intense aromas of luscious tropical fruit notes of ripe peach and pineapple are refreshingly balanced on the palate through to a clean and zesty finish.

Chateau Oumsiyat Bekaa Valley Chardonnay 2018

An unoaked and refreshing style of Chardonnay, clean
and zesty.
Producer Note
Passion and heritage has been passed down through the Bou Sleiman family for four
generations. When Joseph Bou Sleiman took over the reins at Château Oumsiyat, he
blended respect for local tradition with modern techniques to craft contemporary
wines. A passionate vine grower, Joseph also built a modern winery in the village of
Mtein, where he creates wines that are a fusion of Old World and New World. The
grapes are grown in the 78 hectare vineyard, situated at over 1,000 metres elevation in
the beautiful Bekaa Valley, between Mount Lebanon to the west and the Anti-Lebanon
Mountains to the east. The altitude, microclimate and soils combine in this ancient
terroir to produce fresh wines with a very Mediterranean “feel.”
2018 was characterised as an early vintage. Low rainfall during winter was followed by
hot, dry conditions in the summer. The dry, warm weather helped keep the vineyard
disease free and produced grapes with good concentration of fruit. The vintage took
place earlier than in average years, with fruit in excellent health and good polyphenolic
The vines are planted at an altitude of 1,000 metres above sea level, where the warm
days are tempered by cooler nights. The summer diurnal temperature difference is
20°C, which encourages an extended ripening period, concentrating the flavours and
aromatic complexity in the berries, while retaining balancing acidity from the cooler
nights. The soil is calcareous clay which is a cool soil that has good water retention
properties to nourish the vines during the hot, dry summers. Due to its pH, calcareous
clay soils tend to produce refreshing wines, which encourages further balance to the
ripeness of fruit. The vines are cane pruned and are planted at a density of 4,000 vines
per hectare. The vineyard is cultivated with respect for the environment and the grapes
are hand-harvested at optimal maturity.
The Chardonnay grapes were sorted prior to vinification to ensure the fruit was healthy
and ripe. The grapes were then pressed and the must was racked to stainless steel
fermentation tanks, where the must was fermented at 14 to 16°C with selected yeasts.
The wine did not undergo malolactic fermentation to maintain the crisp, fresh style. The
wine rested on its fine lees for three months adding texture and subtle complexity
before being gently filtered and bottled.
Tasting Note
Intense aromas of luscious tropical fruit notes of ripe peach and pineapple are
refreshingly balanced on the palate through to a clean and zesty finish.
Chardonnay 100%

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