13% | LEBANON

Honeydew melon and exotic fruits with an underlying mineral note. Ripe peach, melon; almost a tropical fruit cocktail. A subtle spice note on the finish. Vibrantly fresh and deliciously drinkable...
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Honeydew melon and exotic fruits with an underlying mineral note. Ripe peach, melon; almost a tropical fruit cocktail. A subtle spice note on the finish. Vibrantly fresh and deliciously drinkable within two to three years from harvest.

The 2019 vintage is a blend of Viognier (40%), Vermentino (30%) and Chardonnay (30%). The Vermentino, native to Sardinia and Corsica and thus well suited to the Eastern Mediterranean climate, adds citrus, mineral and even a marine character. It is moderate in alcohol and combines well with the richer Chardonnay and fragrance of the aromatic Viognier.

The vines used for this wine are from our organically certified vineyards and come from two different terroirs: Chardonnay and Vermentino are grown on limestone soils, while the Viognier comes from vineyards with silty soils. Both sites are at around 1000 metres above sea level.

The grapes were fermented in stainless steel vats at a temperature between 19 °C and 21 °C to maintain freshness and the varietal’s characteristics. It was then blended, cold-stabilised and bottled in March 2020.

Musar Jeune white was first produced in 2006 with newly planted varieties, expressing vibrant Bekaa Valley fruits. Chardonnay was the first to arrive at the winery on the 3rd August, ripe and yellowed by the sun. Viognier harvesting started on the 7th August with a lower sugar content and the white grape harvest for the Musar Jeune trio ended with Vermentino on the 23rd August. The vines used for Musar Jeune White are from our organically certified vineyards and come from 2 different terroirs; Chardonnay and Vermentino are grown on limestone soils, while the Viognier comes from vineyards with silty soils.

The 2017 vintage is a blend of a third each of Vermentino, Viognier and Chardonnay and of particular note this year is the effect of low yields, 15 to 18 hectolitres per hectare which results in concentrated wines. Fermentation of the whites was slow and smooth, with temperatures ranging between 18 to 21 degrees ° C. Viognier was the star, with its floral aromas spreading through the fermentation area. The whites were racked after 12 days, awaiting the malolactic process which occurred within 2 weeks, surprisingly fast for white wines with low PH. The blending took place in November and the wines were bottled in January 2018.

The Vermentino, native to Sardinia and Corsica and thus well suited to the Eastern Mediterranean climate, adds citrus, mineral and even marine character. It is moderate in alcohol and combines well with the rich, buttery even oily Chardonnay and fragrant aromatic Viognier.

No need to decant; enjoy chilled (12°C) with grilled fish, herb-scented roast chicken, seafood salads and spicy oriental dishes.

To keep the wines showing at their best, bottles must be cellared in darkness, lying on their sides and not subjected to unnecessary movement or fluctuations in temperature.

Honeydew melon and exotic fruits with an underlying mineral note. Palate Ripe peach, melon; almost a tropical fruit cocktail. A subtle spice note on the finish. Vibrantly fresh and deliciously drinkable within two to three years from harvest.

Key Facts

Size
75cl
Grapes
Chardonnay and Vermentino and Viognier
Country
Lebanon
Region
Gazir
Vintage
2019
ABV %
13%
Organic
Yes
Vegan
Yes

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