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Chateau Ksara Cuvee du Pape Bekaa Valley Chardonnay 2021

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Chateau Ksara Cuvee du Pape Bekaa Valley Chardonnay 2021

  • Grapes Chardonnay 100%
  • Country Lebanon
  • Region: Bekaa Valley
  • Abv 13.5 %
  • Dry/Sweet value: 2 (1 is dry, 7 is very sweet)
    Residual Sugar: 1.7
    Contains Sulphites: Yes
    Vegetarian/Vegan: Yes/Yes
    Milk/Eggs: No/No
    Organic/Biodynamic No/No
  • Case size 12/ 75cl
  • Winemaker:James Palgé
  • Closure Natural Cork
  • Delicate vanilla, nutmeg, and toasty notes from oak aging are complemented by ripe lemon fruit and honeyed peach. Full-bodied on the palate, with a racy definition balancing the creamy texture.

A classic Chardonnay, grown at altitude, fermented and aged sur lie and in new oak. Full-bodied, complex, fresh, and creamy with citrus, stone fruit, and savory notes, the wine is the highest example of the Château Ksara’s white wine-making expertise. Ready to drink now or can be laid down for aging. Serve slightly chilled

Fermentation in a combination of new and one-year-old French oak for ten months with regular batonage (lees stirring).

Chardonnay Cuvée du Pape can be drunk immediately or cellared for up to 15 years, during which time it will develop more complex, tertiary characteristics that highlight the
harmony of the acidity and the alcohol as well as its texture and the integration of the oak.

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Bottles Per Case12
Bottle Size75
2 cases 10% offNo

Ksara's vineyards are located in the central and western Bekaa Valley at an average altitude of 1,000 meters above sea level. The Bekaa Valley enjoys dry summers and has its own natural water table, courtesy of the melting snow running off the Lebanon and Anti-Lebanon mountain ranges. Cool nights help the vineyards to withstand the heat and drought of the summer. The vines are either double Guyot or cordon trained and are grown in stony soils which are predominantly chalk. The vineyard is not irrigated and the standard yield is between 40 and 45 hectolitres per hectare. The grapes can be considered to be grown organically because of the very limited use of sulfur-based pesticides.

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