Chateau Oumsiyat Assyrtico Cuvée Membliarus Bekaa Valley 2018

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Chateau Oumsiyat Assyrtico Cuvée Membliarus Bekaa Valley 2018

Country - Lebanon

Region - Bekaa Valley

Grape Varieties - Assyrtiko 91%, Sauvignon Blanc 5%, Viognier 4%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Oumsiyat

Tasting notes - Subtle aromas of white fruits and flinty mineral notes are framed by a delicate floral character. Linear on the palate with a wonderfully refreshing and mouthwatering finish.

Chateau Oumsiyat Assyrtico Cuvée Membliarus Bekaa Valley 2018

This refreshing and floral wine has bags of citrus and
spicy flavours culminating in a beautifully mineral and
mouthwatering finish.


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
Cuvée Membliarus is named after the Phoenician governor of Santorini. The vines are
planted on the slopes of the Bekaa Valley 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.


Winemaking
The grapes were carefully selected to ensure the healthy and ripe fruit was vinified
and then gently pressed. The must was racked and cool fermented in stainless steel
tanks at controlled temperatures of 14 to 16°C, with selected yeasts. The wine
delivers a crisp, fresh style as it did not go through malolactic fermentation. It was
lightly filtered prior to bottling.


Tasting Note
Subtle aromas of white fruits and flinty mineral notes are framed by a delicate floral
character. Linear on the palate with a wonderfully refreshing and mouthwatering
finish.


Grape
Assyrtiko 91%, Sauvignon Blanc 5%, Viognier 4%

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