Chateau Oumsiyat Jaspe Rouge Bekaa Valley 2018

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Chateau Oumsiyat Jaspe Rouge Bekaa Valley 2018

Country - Lebanon

Region - Bekaa Valley

Grape Varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon 30%, Syrah 30%, Carignan 20%, Cinsault 20%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Oumsiyat

Tasting notes - Intense and aromatic aromas of wild red and black fruits are overlaid with hints of black pepper spice. Beautifully structured on the palate, with well integrated tannins enveloping the rich fruit through to a long finish.

Chateau Oumsiyat Jaspe Rouge Bekaa Valley 2018

Lebanon with a Southern French twist. A fleshy and
spicy wine with baked red fruits and earthy overtones.


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 AntiLebanon Mountains to the east. The altitude, microclimate and soils combine in this
ancient terroir to produce fresh wines with a very Mediterranean “feel.”


Vineyard
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 hand-harvested at optimal maturity.


Winemaking
The fruit was carefully sorted to ensure only healthy, ripe grapes were vinified. Each
variety was fermented separately in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures of
28°C with inoculated yeasts. Remontage or pump overs took place periodically to
oxygenate the wine and extract tannins. Moderate post-fermentation maceration
took place to extract colour, flavour and impart structure to the wine. The wine went
through malolactic fermentation resulting in a softer palate and was made without
oak influence to showcase the purity of fruit. The wine was carefully blended with the
Cabernet Sauvignon imparting black fruit flavours and mid-palate texture, the Syrah
adding structure and spicy notes, the Carignan offering deep colour and balancing
freshness and the Cinsault a softness and aromatic notes. Gently filtered prior to
bottling.


Tasting Note
Intense and aromatic aromas of wild red and black fruits are overlaid with hints of
black pepper spice. Beautifully structured on the palate, with well integrated tannins
enveloping the rich fruit through to a long finish.


Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon 30%, Syrah 30%, Carignan 20%, Cinsault 20%

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