Chateau Musar, 2012 - Lebanon, Bekka Valley

Chateau Musar, 2012 - Lebanon, Bekka Valley

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Chateau Musar Red is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan and Cinsault from vineyards near the Bekaa Valley villages of Aana and Kefraya. The varietal components in Chateau Musar Red undergo lengthy fermentations in cement vats at temperatures below 30°C. 6 months after the harvest they are transferred into French barrels (oak from the forest of Nevers) for one year. They are then blended together back into concrete vats where they spend another year maturing. Finally the wine spends 4 years in bottle at Chateau Musar before it is released. 

Deep red colour with an intense and complex nose of spicy red fruits, cedar with deeper plum notes. Generous red and black fruits follow through to the palate combined with spices, figs, dates and stewed plums. Good acidity, silky tannins with a rich fruited palate end with a long promising finish. 

Chateau Musar is a natural, vegan wine. 

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