Saturday, 19 October 2013

TN : Hochar Pere et Fils 2007, Chateau Musar, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon

The grapes for this wine were sources from a single vineyard planted over 50 years ago at 1000 metres above sea level near the village of Aana in the Bekaa Valley. The vineyard soils are characterised by deep gravel over a limestone base. The yeilds are between 25 and 30 hectolitres per hectare. The average yearly temperature is around 25 degrees encompassing snowy winters, mild spring and hot summers. The blend is 50% Cinsault, 20% Grenache, 15% Carignan, and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes were fermented at a temperature of 29 degrees with 15 to 29 days maceration in cement vats, followed by nine months in French Nevers oak barrels. The wine was blended in the spring of 2009.

This wine was imported by Arvud Nordquist Vin and Sprithandel.

Colour : Red, brown hues

Aroma : Raisins, oak, earthy, herbs, plums, strawberry, cherries

Taste : Plums, herbs, raisins, earthy, cherries

Alcohol : 14%

Price : 199 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 84534

Mark : C+

Website : Chateau Musar

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