Grape Variety: Syrah & Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Bekaa Valley
Soil: Clay-calcareous and stone layers
Ageing/Maturation: Aged in 60% new and 40% old French oak barrels for 12 months
Size of the Vineyard: 110 hectares
Ixsir Grande Reserve Red 2011
WHAT THE TEAM HAS TO SAY:
The grandest of grand reserves. Good contrasting blend of 61% Syrah and 39% Cabernet Sauvignon that continuously just rolls along your palate from start to finish. A big, bold wine that spent a year in French Oak hits all the right spots in terms of flavour, structure and finese.
TASTING NOTES:A nose saturated with Mediterranean character and exuberant aromas of ripe fruits and spices. Its concentrated, palate has a fine tannin texture and attractive lively black fruits which last through to a long finish.
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.