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Chateau Ksara Merwah 2022

Château Ksara is the oldest wine-producing winery in Lebanon. It was founded in 1857 by French monks in the Bekaa Valley. In Lebanon, Ksara is the best known and most important producer. It produces a range of internationally acclaimed wines that are exported all over the world.

Chateau Ksara Merwah
Country Lebanon
Region Bekaa Valley
Wine maker Château Ksara
Grape varieties Merwah
Terroir The Merwah grapes are harvested from 60 year old pre-phyloxerra vines at 1600 meters altitude near the town of Douma in the north of the Bekaa Valley. The vineyard has a soil of sand and clay on rock.
Harvest method Handpicked.
Vinification The Merwah is hand-picked at a low yield and whole-bunch pressed. Sedimentation and fermentation are carried out at a 16°C, with a short period of skin contact and five days of fine lees aging.
Impression A pale-yellow wine with greenish reflections. On the nose, it offers intense citrus and white flowers with mineral notes. The palate is full of tropical fruit with undertones of guava, lime and summer melon, all balanced with fresh acidity. It has a textured middle palate with a sustained finish.
Did you know? Merwah is an ancient white grape that has been used in winemaking and arak production for centuries. It is also the grape with which the Jesuits, who founded Château Ksara in the mid-18th century, would have been familiar when they pioneered viniculture in the Bekaa Valley.