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Chateau Ksara Reserve du Couvent 2013

The Experience

Drink When...
War is over
Listen To...
April in Paris - Frank Sinatra
Think About...
Peace
Drink With...
Lamb

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***Bronze at the International Wine Challenge 2015***


"Who will have won when the soldiers have gone… from the Lebanon?" One answer to the Human League's question might well be the wine drinkers of the world. Soil climate and a history of French colonialism combine to make the Lebanon one of the most surprising, yet consistently excellent producers of Bordeaux and Côtes du Rhône style wines anywhere in the world. And if you're looking for a wine to go with richly herbed and spiced slow roasted lamb, then we have a clear winner.

The Vital Statistics

Country
Lebanon
Region
Bekaa Valley Be
Classification
Vin Du Liban
Vintage
2013
Closure
Cork
Bottle Size
Regular - 750ml
Residual Sugar
2 g/l
13.5%
Alcohol Units
10.1

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The Style

Grape
Syrah / Shiraz (40%), Cabernet Franc (30%), Cabernet Sauvignon (30%)
Character
Earthy, Leafy Herby, Mineral, Rich
Oak
Body
Light Full bodied
Sweetness
Dry Sweet

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Chateau Ksara Reserve du Couvent Red Wine

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Chateau Ksara is Lebanon's oldest and largest producer in the Bekaa valley. Modern wine making techniques are employed to produce a red wine which is soft and luscious. Formed in 1857 and built by Jesuit monks the vineyards at Chateau Ksara are planted with classic French varieties and, impressively, 2km of caves were developed to produce and store the wine. The current owners purchased the winery in 1973 and it is now ultra-modern and is the largest producer and exporter in the Lebanon. Wine production continued despite the troubles in the Lebanon in 2006 and the aim of the winery is to produce wines of international acclaim.