Chateau Oumsiyat Grande Reserve Mount Lebanon 2018

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Chateau Oumsiyat Grande Reserve Mount Lebanon 2018

Country - Lebanon

Region - Mount Lebanon

Grape Varieties - Merlot 50%, Cabernet Sauvignon 30%, Syrah 20%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Château Oumsiyat

Tasting notes - Rich and robust, with ripe red fruits enveloped in spicy aromas. On the palate, this is a savoury and earthy wine with warm and expressive flavours through to a long, satisfying finish.

Chateau Oumsiyat Grande Reserve Mount Lebanon 2018

Rich and robust, this is a savoury and earthy wine with
warm and chunky flavours and a satisfying finish.
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.”
Vintage
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
maturity.
Vineyard
The vines are planted on the slopes of Mount Lebanon at an altitude of 1,200 metres
above sea level, where the warm days are tempered by cooler nights. The summer
diurnal temperature difference encourages an extended ripening period;
concentrating the flavours and aromatic complexity in the berries, while the fruit retains
balancing acidity from the cool nights. The soil is sandstone clay, a sedimentary soil
made up of sandy components rich in minerals, while the clay component has
excellent water retention properties, essential for nourishing the vines throughout the
hot, dry summer. 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.
Winemaking
The fruit was carefully sorted to ensure only healthy, ripe grapes were vinified. Traditional
vinification took place in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures of 28°C with
selected yeasts. Pigeage or punching down of the cap took place for the Cabernet
Sauvignon and the Syrah in the blend, in order to gently extract tannins. A long postfermentation maceration took place to extract colour, flavour and impart structure to
the wine. Made without oak influence, the Merlot delivers ripe fruits, the Cabernet
Sauvignon adds body and mid-palate texture while the Syrah adds structure and spicy
notes.
Tasting Note
Rich and robust, with ripe red fruits enveloped in spicy aromas. On the palate, this is a
savoury and earthy wine with warm and expressive flavours through to a long, satisfying
finish.
Grape
Merlot 50%, Cabernet Sauvignon 30%, Syrah 20%

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