Chateau Oumsiyat Bekaa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2018

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Chateau Oumsiyat Bekaa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Country - Lebanon

Region - Bekaa Valley

Grape Varieties - Sauvignon Blanc 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Château Oumsiyat

Tasting notes - A refreshing wine with notes of lime and green apple leading to a zesty, citrus palate with a mineral note on the finish.

Chateau Oumsiyat Bekaa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Fresh with notes of lemon and grapefruit and a 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 average years, with the vines producing fruit in excellent health and
with good phenolic maturity.
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 cool
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 manually harvested at optimal maturity.
The grapes were carefully sorted to ensure healthy and ripe fruit was vinified. The
grapes were pressed and the must was racked and fermented with selected yeasts in
stainless steel tanks at temperatures of between 14 and 16°C. Malolactic fermentation
was prevented in order to maintain the crisp, fresh style. The wine was aged in stainless
steel vats for three months on its fine lees to impart subtle complexity, before being
gently filtered prior to bottling.
Tasting Note
A refreshing wine with notes of lime and green apple leading to a zesty, citrus palate
with a mineral note on the finish.
Sauvignon Blanc 100%

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