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  • Producer: Chateau Khoury 
  • Winemaker: Jean-Paul Khoury 
  • Country of Origin: Lebanon 
  • Region of Origin: Bekaa, Zahle 
  • Style: Still dry Red 
  • Grape varieties: Syrah (50%), Cabernet Sauvignon (25%) and Merlot (25%)  
  • Body: Full 
  • Vintage: 2011 
  • ABV: 13% 
  • Drinking window: 2019-2032
  • Closure Type: Cork

 

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Vineyard Information

– Location: Dhour Zahle

– Soil: Clay and limestone

– Exposure: South

– Area: 9 ha

– Altitude: 1260m

– Trellising System: double Guyot

– Age of vines: 20 years

– Number of vines per hectare: 4000

– Agricultural method: Organic

 

Winemaking process

– Harvest: mid to late September

– 100% manually with intensive selection in 20kg boxes.

– Whole grapes de-stemmed and crushed, and then put in thermo-regulated stainless steel tanks

– Cold pre-fermentation maceration for about a week, alcoholic fermentation with indigenous yeasts, then followed by malolactic fermentation

– Ageing apparatus: 3 years in a variety of French barrels and casks

 

Awards

Platinum Gold (top 12 wines from a selection of over 100 wines) at the 2016 Japan Wine Challenge

 

Ratings

93 Pts. Derek Smedley – Master of Wine