Technical sheet:

Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay

Country: Lebanon

Region: Bekaa Valley

Vinification: The must is sedimented, then fermented in new oak casks that maintain the cool temperature of the cellar

Ageing/Maturation: Stirred on lees and matured for 8 to 9 months in French oak barrels, which adds a creamy complexity to the wine. Then fined and bottled.

Cellar Potential: The wine takes 1 year to begin showing its potential and evolves fully over a much longer period of time

Service: 10°C

Château Ksara Chardonnay 2014

White Wine - Château Ksara

HK $390

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TASTING NOTES:

"What an interesting expression of this world-famous varietal. If you are looking for a well structured, not overly complex wine that shows off all the wonderful citrus fruits of Chardonnay as well as some elegant and carefully induced oak characters, this is sure a cracker of a wine! If you like your food, this wine will work with many dishes, but if you want specifics, then I'd go Italian - Fettuccine with Scallops & Cream Sauce.

This Chardonnay shows a subtle, almost creamy, character, with spicy flavours and a fine-grained, racy mouthfeel. Flavours are of honeyed, peachy fruit." - Team TFW

 

HISTORY:

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.

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