Chateau Musar Bekaa Valley Rouge
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Region: Bekaa Valley, Lebanon
Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, and Carignan
Chateau Musar Bekaa Valley Rouge is THE classic red wine from Lebanon. An equal blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, and Carignan with red cherries, mulberries, and plums on the nose with a hint of tea tree and licorice. The tannins are soft and well-integrated and this vintage has good acidity, depth of fruit, and a long finish. Cellared well, it will age beautifully for decades.
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Black Cherry, Black Plum, Red Cherry
Room Temperature (63°–67°)
Low Sulfur (less than 50mg/L)
1 in stock
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ABOUT THE PRODUCER
About Chateau Musar Bekaa Valley Rouge
Chateau Musar Bekaa Valley Rouge is THE classic red wine from Lebanon. An equal blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, and Carignan with red cherries, mulberries, and plums on the nose with a hint of tea tree and licorice. The tannins are soft and well-integrated and this vintage has good acidity, depth of fruit, and a long finish. Cellared well, it will age beautifully for decades. The varietal components in Chateau Musar Red undergo lengthy native yeast 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. The varietal components are brought together two years after the harvest; the resulting blend is then placed back in cement tanks before being bottled 12 months later. Each wine is blended to reflect the character of the vintage. After 4 years of bottle maturation in the deep stone cellars of Chateau Musar, the finished wines are released a full seven years after the harvest. Bottled without fining or filtration during the summer months.
About Chateau Musar
The wines of Chateau Musar are unique expressions from a country with an ancient winemaking culture, as vines have been cultivated from Lebanon’s high-altitude Bekaa Valley for over 6,000 years. The Hochar family’s philosophy of respect for the environment means that the 180 hectares of Musar vineyards are managed with minimal human interference and all the wines are made naturally.
Chateau Musar was founded in 1930 by Gaston Hochar. In 1959, after studying enology at the University of Bordeaux, his son Serge became the winemaker. The civil war that tore Lebanon apart from 1975 to 1990 did not defeat Chateau Musar; Serge refused to abandon the wine and lost only the 1976 and 1984 vintages to the war. Owing to his inspiring determination and grand passion for his wines, Serge received the inaugural “Man of the Year Award” from Decanter magazine in 1984. Recognition from Michael Broadbent, at the 1979 Bristol Wine Fair, threw Musar into the international spotlight and helped create a cult-like following. Chateau Musar is one of the most written-about and discussed wines in the world today.