- Type: Red
- Country: Lebanon
- Region: Bekaa Valley
- Vintage: 2012
- Producer: Chateau Musar
- Primary grape: Merlot
- Secondary grape: Grenache/Garnacha
- Bottle size: 75cl
- List price: £29.14
- Code: 34581
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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 red wine is made by Chateau Musar in Bekaa Valley. A great choice for rich beef dishes, especially steak. It is created with mosty Merlot grapes. Supplied by Chateau Musar.
Merlot produces medium bodied, fleshy, juicy wines with round tannins. Often seen as a single varietal, or in a blend with Cabernet Sauvignon to take the hard edges off. Its grown all over the world and commercially one of the most important red grapes in the on-trade.
Gray-NAHSH / Ga'rr-NAH-cha
This is a sweet thin skinned grape that gives wine that is high in alcohol and full bodied, but light in colour and tannins. It's often used in blends and responds well to oak ageing.
- White Pepper
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