Chateau Oumsiyat Sauvignon Blanc Bekaa Valley 2018

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Chateau Oumsiyat Sauvignon Blanc Bekaa Valley 2018

Country - Lebanon

Region - Bekaa Valley

Grape Varieties - Sauvignon Blanc 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Oumsiyat

Tasting notes - A refreshing wine with notes of lime and green apple leading to a zesty, citrus palate with a mineral note on the finish.

Chateau Oumsiyat Sauvignon Blanc Bekaa Valley 2018

Fresh with notes of lemon and grapefruit and a zesty

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.”

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 average years, with the vines producing fruit in
excellent health and with good phenolic maturity.

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 manually harvested at optimal maturity.

The grapes were carefully sorted to ensure healthy and ripe fruit was vinified. The
grapes were pressed and the must was racked and fermented with selected yeasts
in stainless steel tanks at temperatures of between 14 and 16°C. Malolactic
fermentation was prevented in order to maintain the crisp, fresh style. The wine was
aged in stainless steel vats for three months on its fine lees to impart subtle
complexity, before being gently filtered prior to bottling.

Tasting Note
A refreshing wine with notes of lime and green apple leading to a zesty, citrus palate
with a mineral note on the finish.

Sauvignon Blanc 100%

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