Grape Variety: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc & Semillon
Region: Bekaa Valley
Vinification: Picked in cases and pressed pneumatically as whole grapes, sedimentation and fermentation are done at 18°C. When the sugars are exhausted, the wine is racked off to prevent malolactic fermentation.
Ageing/Maturation: The various wines are matured for several months in French oak casks before being blended, stabilized, and bottled
Cellar Potential: 2-3 years
Château Ksara Blanc De Blancs 2016
The Chardonnay gives this wine its finesse and elegance, the Sauvignon its subtle aroma of hazelnuts and exotic fruits, and the Semillon provides roundness, length and finesse. The result is an elegant wine with a complex aroma of spice, pineapple and nuts which is followed through on the palate. Medium bodied, balanced acidity and a medium to long finish.
This wine seduces with its finesse, elegance and floral aroma. On the palate, it is soft, fresh and long lasting.
Chateau Ksara is Lebanon's oldest winery. Its traditions can be traced back to 1857 when a group of Jesuit monks acquired the property. The Jesuits applied their knowledge of science and agriculture to plant French vines as well as developing two kilometers of Roman caves that proved ideal for the storage of wine. The Jesuits sold the winery to its current owners in 1973. Ksara is now the most modern winery in the region as well as the largest producer in the country. Their annual production is over 2.8 million bottles and they sell their wines in more than 40 countries worldwide. Chateau Ksara is certified ISO 9001 and ISO 2200.00 for its viticulture, production and sales guaranteeing quality and consistency year on year.