Musar Jeune Red (LEBANON)
Region: Bekaa Valley
Grape Variety: Cinsault, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon
Producer: Chateau Musar
• Blueberry, raspberry and cherry jam flavours
• Warm, spicy finish
• Inky dark colour, silky texture, aromatic
Many people ask why Chateau Musar’s winery is more than a two and a half hour drive from the vineyards in the Bekaa Valley. When Gaston Hochar began making wine in 1930, the boundaries of Lebanon had not been set, and he wanted to ensure that his premises would be inside the newly demarcated country.
Chateau Musar is the shining light of Lebanese viticulture and revered the world over. Their wine is made from vines planted since 2000 at around 1,000m above sea level in the Bekaa Valley.
Musar Jeune Red is an unoaked blend of Cinsault, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. Meant for current consumption – within a few years of the harvest – this deeply-coloured, vividly fruity style, first produced in 2007, may yet prove to be a ‘keeper’. It has been likened to a fine Roussillon red. (Roussillon is a French wine region).