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Château Ksara Old Vine Carignan 2020

CKOVC20

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An intense expression of Carignan, combining ripe red and black fruits, wild herbs and black pepper spice. The tannins are bold but refined and a streak of acidity lifts and lengthens the finish.

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£17.99 per bottle

RRP: £22.00 (save 18%)

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The grapes were rigorously checked and once the desired state of ripeness was achieved the grapes were harvested by hand. Fermentation was carried out in 19th century concrete tanks and the wine was bottled unoaked.

 
Data sheet
RRP £22.00
Vintage 2020
Alcoholic strength 13.5%
Serve with Lebanese Mezze, grilled sea fish and vegetarian dishes
Country Lebanon
Region Bekaa Valley
Grapes Carignan 100%
Body C
Contains sulphites Yes
Vegetarian Yes
Vegan Yes
Milk No
Eggs No
Organic No
Biodynamic No
Closure Cork
 
Château Ksara

Château Ksara is Lebanon's oldest winery. Its traditions can be traced back to 1857 when a group of Jesuit monks acquired the property. The Jesuits applied their knowledge of science and agriculture to plant French vines as well as developing two kilometres of Roman caves that proved ideal for the storage of wine. The Jesuits sold the winery to its current owners in 1973. Ksara is now the most modern winery in the region as well as the largest producer in the country. Their annual production is over 2.8 million bottles and they sell their wines in more than 40 countries worldwide. Château Ksara is certified ISO 9001 and ISO 2200.00 for its viticulture, production and sales guaranteeing quality and consistency year on year.

Ksara's vineyards are located in the central and western Bekaa Valley at high altitudes. The Bekaa enjoys dry summers and has the advantage of its own natural water table, courtesy of the melting snow that runs off the Lebanon and AntiLebanon mountain ranges; therefore no irrigation is needed in the vineyards. The slopes on either side of the valley and the valley itself create a unique microclimate in which the cool nights compensate for the hot summer days.

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