Chateau Oumsiyat Merlot Mount Lebanon 2018

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Chateau Oumsiyat Merlot Mount Lebanon 2018

Country - Lebanon

Region - Mount Lebanon

Grape Varieties - Merlot 100%

Alcohol by volume - 15%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Oumsiyat

Tasting notes - A lovely style of Merlot with typical black plum flavours enhanced by chocolate and vanilla, smooth and fruit forward.

Chateau Oumsiyat Merlot Mount Lebanon 2018

A lovely style of Merlot with typical black plum flavours
enhanced by chocolate and vanilla, smooth and fruit
forward.


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.”


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 fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures
of 28°C with selected yeasts. Remontage or pump overs took place periodically to
oxygenate the wine and extract tannins. A long post-fermentation maceration took
place to extract colour, flavour and impart structure to the wine. Ageing in stainless
steel preserved the integrity of the pure fruit character. The wine was lightly filtered
before bottling.


Tasting Note
A lovely style of Merlot with typical black plum flavours enhanced by chocolate and
vanilla, smooth and fruit forward.


Grape
Merlot 100%

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