QUICK FACTSBekaa Valley, Lebanon
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, Carignon
DESCRIPTIONThe Hochar family’s philosophy of respect for the environment means that the 180 hectares of Musar vineyards are managed with minimal human interference and all the wines are made naturally.
Flanked by snow-covered mountains, and nestled at 1000m (3,000 feet) above sea level, the serenely beautiful Bekaa Valley is blessed with 300 days of sunshine a year, fresh mountain breezes and an average temperature of 25°C (encompassing snowy winters and hot summers). Remote and unspoilt, the Musar vineyards were ‘organic’ by default before the term was coined.
The 1996 is an exceptional vintage featuring mature notes of cherry, olives, dark stewed fruits and cloves. Exceptionally well balanced and perfectly in its drinking window, conveniently in half bottles.