Chateau Ksara Gris de Gris Bekaa Valley 2018

 

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525255-18
 

Chateau Ksara Gris de Gris Bekaa Valley 2018

Country - Lebanon

Region - Bekaa Valley

Grape Varieties - Grenache Gris 60%, Carignan 40%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Château Ksara

Tasting notes - An inviting pale salmon pink wine, with an aromatic nose of berries, vine flowers, peony and a touch of jasmine. Fresh and light, it is vivid, elegant and harmonious with a mouthwatering finish. 

Chateau Ksara Gris de Gris Bekaa Valley 2018

Zesty pink grapefruit and dry citrus tones through to a mouthwatering finish.

Producer Note

Château Ksara is Lebanon's oldest winery. Its traditions can be traced back to 1857 when a group of Jesuit monks acquired the property. The Jesuits applied their knowledge of science and agriculture to plant French vines as well as developing two kilometres of Roman caves that proved ideal for the storage of wine. The Jesuits sold the winery to its current owners in 1973. Ksara is now the most modern winery in the region as well as the largest producer in the country. Their annual production is over 2.8 million bottles and they sell their wines in more than 40 countries worldwide. Château Ksara is certified ISO 9001 and ISO 2200.00 for its viticulture, production and sales guaranteeing quality and consistency year on year.

Vintage

2018 saw wide diurnal temperature swings, with warm days and cool nights, which resulted in a long ripening period . It took over 120 days between véraison and harvest, allowing the grapes to reach phenolic maturity. The grapes were bursting with concentrated flavours with a balancing freshness.

Vineyard

Ksara's vineyards are located in the central and western Bekaa Valley at an average altitude of 1,000 metres. The Bekaa enjoys dry summers and has the advantage of its own natural water table, courtesy of the melting snow that runs off the Lebanon and Anti-Lebanon mountain ranges, therefore no irrigation is needed in the vineyards. The slopes on either side of the valley and the valley itself, create a unique microclimate in which the cool nights compensate for the hot summer days. Vines are either double Guyot or cordon trained and their grapes can be considered to be grown organically because of the very limited used of sulphur-based pesticides. Harvesting is manual and the standard yield of the vineyards is between 40 and 45 hectolitres per hectare.

Winemaking

This wine was obtained by the saignée method of bleeding off the pink juice, after a short period of cold maceration. Sedimentation and fermentation were carried out at controlled temperatures of 18°C. The wine was racked off and did not undergo malolactic fermentation. It was fined and then stabilised by refrigeration before being promptly bottled in order to retain its fresh and fruity character.

Tasting Note

An inviting pale salmon pink wine, with an aromatic nose of berries, vine flowers, peony and a touch of jasmine. Fresh and light, it is vivid, elegant and harmonious with a mouthwatering finish.

Grape

Grenache Gris 60%, Carignan 40%

 

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Bottles Per Case 6
Vintage 2018
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