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Chateau Kefraya Les Bretèches Red 2017

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With a finely spiced nose of blackcurrant and cherry, Chateau Kefraya Les Bretèches Red reveals silky tannins and generous red fruits flavours.

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Lebanon’s Cinsault has been growing in the Bekaa Valley for more than a century. In this respect, and bearing in mind the other exciting grapes that make up the blend, Les Bretèches is a quintessential Lebanese wine. The launch of each vintage is celebrated with a limited edition label designed by a young Lebanese artist.

Les Bretèches gets its name from a “bretèche”, a projecting window with floor openings originally used for defensive purposes, which is a feature of the castle on the Château Kefraya estate.

 
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Vintage 2017
Alcoholic strength 14%
Serve with Lebanese mezze, grilled meats as well as slightly spiced dishes
Country Lebanon
Region Bekaa Valley
Grapes Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Carignan
Closure Cork
 
Chateau Kefraya

Located in the West Bekaa Valley, the large estate of Château Kefraya has been the Bustros family’s property for generations.

Construction of the Château started in 1946 on an artificial hill used by the Romans to observe their troop movements. Founder and visionary Michel de Bustros undertook massive works to plant Château Kefraya’s vineyards, The first vines were planted in 1951, and in 1979 Château Kefraya started producing its own wine with grapes from its own vineyard, vinified in its own cellar.

The vineyard spreads over 300 hectares of terraced slopes, 1000 meters above the Mediterranean Sea, on the foothills of Mount Barouk in the Bekaa Valley. Clay-limestone, clay-chalk as well as sandy and gravelly soils compose a real mosaic of terroirs. The vines enjoy exceptional sun with no irrigation, mainly trellised with a planting density of 4000 vines per hectare and an average yield limited to 35 hectolitres per hectare. Significant variations in temperatures between day and night ensure a perfect ripening of the grapes and optimal harvest conditions.

In addition to the diversity of soil, Château Kefraya uses a wide and exciting range of grape varieties in its blends, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Chardonnay and Viognier as well as more unusual varieties such as Carménère, Marselan and Muscat à Petits Grains. A sustainable wine-growing policy allows the vines to flourish, while respecting the expression of the terroir.

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