- Type: Red
- Country: Lebanon
- Region: Lebanon
- Vintage: 2016/2017
- Producer: Chateau Musar
- Primary grape: Cinsault
- Secondary grape: Shiraz/Syrah
- Bottle size: 75cl
- List price: £13.15
- Code: 31263
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Juicy, medium-bodied, fruit-led reds
- Cambozola & other creamy blue cheeses. Camembert, Cheddar, Cheshire, Epoisses, Gouda, parmesan, Reblochon
- Grilled fish with sauce made using similar wine e.g. salmon, sea bass or tuna with a red wine butter sauce
- Coriander, cumin, marjoram, mint, mustard, oregano, paprika, rosemary, sage, thyme
- Chicken, duck, turkey. Light beef or pheasant, dishes. Calves liver, ostrich. Smoked or cured meats, sausages
- Balsamic, BBQ, bolognese, cooked tomato sauces, lasagna, mustard sauce, truffle or wild mushroom sauces
- Moderate to hot Indian e.g. jalfrezi, Madras. Rich Chinese e.g. black bean sauce, Sichuan lamb hot pot. Harissa-spiced lamb
- Smoked and cured-meat salads, Tuscan bean salad. Lentils, roasted vegetables, vegetable risotto, roasted nuts
About the Wine
This red wine is made by Chateau Musar in Bekaa Valley. A sound choice for full-flavoured and spicy lamb and beef dishes. Formed from primarily Cinsault grapes, this wine is vegetarian and vegan friendly. This wine is exclusive to Matthew Clark. Supplied by Chateau Musar.
Shee-rahz / See-rah
The same grape variety, often referred to as Syrah, Old World and Shiraz, New World. It produces deep concentrated wines, full in body, alcohol and tannin. Deep almost opaque purple colour, loads of black fruit and pepper flavours and aromas. When it develops, or is of high quality it often shows notes of leather, spice, smoke and mint.
- Black Plum
- Green Peppercorn
- Milk Chocolate
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