Wines of the Month - November 2019

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Ever had a curiosity about Lebanese wines? This month's selections for our Wine of the Month and Connoisseur Clubs come from some of Lebanon's exceptional wine producers! Join us from 12-5 on Saturday to taste the selections below with Puppie from International Cellars!

  • Chateau Ksara Blanc de Blancs
  • Chateau Kefraya Les Bretches
  • Domaine Wardy Chardonnay
  • Chateau Kefraya Chateau Rouge


    About the Vineyards


    Château Ksara

    From its founding in 1857, Château Ksara Estate lives and grows through the core values of Tradition, Nobility, and Modernity. And as the country’s oldest winery, we have made it our mission to not only continue our unique, centuries-old practice of winemaking, but to also implement the newest and most innovative processes, and continue leading the winemaking in Lebanon for generations to come.

    Château Kefraya

    Located in the West Bekaa Valley (in Lebanon), the large estate of Château Kefraya has been the Bustros family’s property for generations.The “Château Kefraya” wines are emblematic of the domain. Harmoniously combining power and elegance, they are the finest expression of our micro-terroirs.

    Domaine Wardy

    Domaine Wardy wines are as diverse, complex, flavorful, and authentic as all the ways you can enjoy them. Our grapes come from vineyards spread across the Beqaa Valley. Here's hoping you make them a delectable addition to your next gathering, dinner, or celebration.


    Tasting Notes

    Chateau Ksara Blanc de Blancs

    As indicated by its name, this wine is only produced out of white grapes. The quality of this wine is the result of a harmonious blending of noble varietals. This wine seduces with its finesse, elegance and floral aroma. On the palate, it is soft, fresh and long lasting.

    Chateau Kefraya Les Bretches

    Clear and bright, dark ruby. The first bouquet is fresh and of good intensity, revealing subtle notes of red fruits, cherry and licorice as well as slightly spicy notes. The second bouquet is more delicate offering notes of blackcurrant, forest fruit, blueberry and a slight touch of curry. The nose is clear, flawless, delicate and complex. The first impression is full and textured. On the palate, the wine is balanced and round with a slightly spicy finish. The structure is defined by strong, soft tannins.

    Domaine Wardy Chardonnay

    100% Chardonnay. This is a rich Chardonnay with aromas of honey and roasted almonds and flavors of white peach and citrus fruit. Handpicked, fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged in French oak barrels for 4 months.

    Chateau Kefraya Chateau Rouge

    Cherry colored, clear and brilliant, with purple reflections. The first bouquet is intense with notes of pepper, clove, vanilla, toast and forest fruits with further hints of blackcurrant, morello cherry, spice and coffee. There are secondary aromas of menthol and spice with hints of leather and flowers. The wine is full and round on the palate with balance and length. The tannins are generous and rich and the oak is well-integrated with the fruit. The Cabernet Sauvignon is the dominant variety on the front palate but gives way to the Syrah in the finish.

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