Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Caladoc & Tempranillo
Region: Bekaa Valley
Soil: Clay-calcareous and stone layers
Size of the Vineyard: 110 hectares
Ixsir Altitudes Red 2012
Warmth, sharpness, maturity and character are the dominant traits of this wine. Imprinted with mature fruits, Its delicate and complex bouquet varies between an oaked aroma and red and black fruits. Notes of blackberry and blackcurrant blended with a fine “empyreumatic” touch give the wine a soft and complex character. Its final silky taste makes it a pleasant and accessible wine, to share in a relaxed environment. 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Syrah, 26% Caladoc and 17% Tempranillo.
The vision behind IXSIR is unique: reveal the best terroirs of Lebanon, some forgotten long since, while respecting sustainable development and integrated viticulture. IXSIR cultivates grapes in areas carefully chosen for their high quality potential, in regions as diverse as Lebanon itself, stretching from Batroun in the North to Jezzine in the South, and nestling beside the most beautiful hillsides of the Bekaa. Winemaking and aging take place in a central winery located on the hills of Batroun, giving birth to unique wines, the perfect marriage between the subtle and the complex.
The name IXSIR derives from “Iksir”, the original Arabic word for “Elixir”, a word common to many languages, defining the purest form of all substances, a secret potion that grants eternal youth and love. IXSIR is the fruition of a partnership between friends who share the same passion for wine, Lebanon, and the dream of associating the name of a prominent wine to their fatherland.