Grape Variety: Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc & Syrah
Region: Bekaa Valley
Vinification: After severe control of the plots and maturity state, the grapes are manually harvested, stemmed, and vatted. The fermentation is accomplished at 28°C and the wine is pumped over several times in order to let the grape variety express its best characteristics. Following the 15 to 20 days of vatting time, the free run wine is separated from the press wine to achieve the malolactic fermentation.
Ageing/Maturation: Matured in French oak casks (65% new oak) for about 12 months, then bottled and kept in our underground ageing cellars
Cellar Potential: Could be immediately consumed, but will reveal all its potential in 2 or 3 years
Service: Should be opened and left to breathe at least an hour before being served at 17-18°C
Château Ksara Cuvee IIIeme Millenaire 2014
TASTING NOTES:A dense deep purple red robe, it has a fruity and subtle nose of raspberry and black currant with a vanilla character. In the mouth it has structure, power and length with firm tannins. A rich and very complex wine.
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.