Technical sheet:

Grape Variety: Muscat à petit grain & Gewurztraminer

Country: Lebanon

Region: Bekaa Valley

Vinification: The grapes are manually picked in cases and placed in a pneumatic press. The pressing is difficult and very long because of the lack of juice within the concentrated grapes. The must is cleared under low temperature. The alcoholic fermentation is slow and later on stopped by adding alcohol when the desired degree and residual sugar level are reached.

Ageing/Maturation: This sweet wine is fined and stabilized under the effect of coldness in order to preserve the aroma and smoothness.

Château Ksara Moscatel Sweet Fortified Wine NV

Sweet/Fortified Wine - Château Ksara

HK $220

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TASTING NOTES:

"If you're after a sexy, exotic and aromatic Lebanese treat that'll spice up your life, this baby is a crowd pleaser. From the start to the finish, this wine has been handled with an abundance of TLC. Grapes were hand harvested, pressed slowly and gently to release the concentrated juice. The slow fermentation was stopped by the addition of alcohol. This wine is basted with floral sensations, lush lychees, candied ginger and a hint of anise spice with a pleasant, feisty finish." - Team TFW

A late-harvested, fortified wine made from Muscat and Gewurztraminer. The nose is floral with citrus aromas, ripe melon and honey. It goes perfectly with foie gras, Roquefort and puddings.

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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