- Type: Red
- Country: Lebanon
- Region: Lebanon
- Vintage: 2017
- Producer: Chateau Musar
- Primary grape: Cinsault
- Secondary grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
- Bottle size: 75cl
- List price: £19.21
- Code: 29737
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Oaked, intense, concentrated reds
- Full-flavoured and mature cheeses e.g. Cheddar, Cheshire, Edam, Gouda. Manchego, parmesan, Pont l’Évêque
- Bay leaf, black pepper, chives, mint, nutmeg, rosemary, thyme
- Grilled, roasted, seared, braised game: boar, duck, grouse, pheasant, venison. Beef, lamb
- Full-flavoured cream- or cheese-based sauces e.g. parmesan. Intense wild mushroom, casserole or jus sauces
- Some good combinations are possible with spicy foods but careful experimentation is required
- Usually vegetables will be supporting a full-flavoured meat or dominating sauce. Hearty lentil dishes. Rich, wild mushroom dishes
About the Wine
This terrific red Wine by Chateau Musar is grown in the Bekaa Valley. This wine is exclusive to Matthew Clark, you won't find it at multiple retailers. Available in 75cl bottles, imported by Chateau Musar Uk. Chateau Musar, Hochar Père et Fils Red, Bekaa Valley is an inspired wine, made with Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carignan grapes. This wine has a cork closure and, like many wines on our list, this wine is suitable for vegan diets. A sound choice for full-flavoured and spicy lamb and beef dishes.
A full bodied and powerful grape variety with a lot of tannin. It ages very well and like Merlot is bottled as a single varietal or used to give blended wines ‘backbone’ structure and longevity. Classic flavour characteristics include blackcurrant, black cherry, green pepper, chocolate and cedar wood.
- Black Cherry
- Black Currant
- Green Peppercorn
Cinsault is a red wine grape, whose heat tolerance and productivity make it important in Languedoc-Roussillon and the former French colonies of Algeria, Lebanon and Morocco.
- Black Tea
- Red Currant
- Tart Cherry
Chateau Musar red wines are a varying blend of old vine, low yielding Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault and Carignan, approximately a third of each. Fermentation is in concrete, then the wine spends a year in vat (each variety is kept separate), then a year or so in French Nevers oak. It is blended in the third year, put back into vat and bottled at the end of the third year and cellared for up to six or seven years before release. There is no fining, minimum filtration and sulphites are kept low.
Lebanon’s history of vine growing dates back over 6,000 years and is centred on the Bekaa Valley, found inland from Beirut, between two mountain ranges which run parallel to the Mediterranean coast.Explore Lebanon