Lebanon

Whilst the war in Syria is not far away and there are many refugees in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanese wine production continues unabated. Lebanon is the most beautiful country and, on a relatively recent visit, we criss-crossed the main mountain range four times passing through ski resorts and hillsides of cedars trees, their tresses flattened by countless snowfalls. Panoramic views stretched down towards Israel with Syria only blocked out by another range of mountains, neatly capped by snow. Lying in between is the Bekaa Valley – a massive expanse of fertile land with vines growing on its western slopes. The Lebanese argue that this is the ‘cradle of winemaking’, where the Romans built the Temple of Bacchus at Baalbek, and whence Phoenician traders took vines to Spain.

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  1. Le Colombier, Bekaa Valley 2013
    Massaya Le Colombier, Bekaa Valley 2016
    Cinsault 14.5% Vol
    SE Europe & Asia > Lebanon
    Spicy notes with ripe, meaty, blackberry and red fruits, and a touch of chocolate. This supple,...
    £14.50 per bottle
  2. Massaya Silver Selection, Bekaa Valley
    Massaya Cap Est, Bekaa Valley 2013
    Southern Rhône Blend 14.5% Vol
    SE Europe & Asia > Lebanon
    Aromas of mulberry and subtle oak, the palate is meaty and spicy with layers of richly textured red...
    £36.00 per bottle
  3. Massaya Gold Reserve, Bekaa Valley
    Massaya Gold Reserve, Bekaa Valley 2011
    Cabernet Sauvignon 14.5% Vol
    SE Europe & Asia > Lebanon
    Intensely purple in colour this wine has gentle oak/vanilla on the nose with powerful black berry...
    £44.00 per bottle
  4. Ch Musar, G Hochar - Half
    Château Musar, Gaston Hochar 2010 - Half
    Cabernet Sauvignon 13.5% Vol
    SE Europe & Asia > Lebanon
    This near legendary Lebanese estate was founded by Gaston Hochar in 1930 in a region with a 6,000...
    £12.40 per bottle
  5. Ch Musar, Gaston Hochar
    Château Musar, Bekaa Valley, Gaston Hochar 2010
    Cabernet Sauvignon 13.5% Vol
    SE Europe & Asia > Lebanon
    Full of ripe fruit, cherries, blackcurrants and cranberries with liquorice notes. More earthy,...
    £29.00 per bottle
  6. Massaya Silver Selection, Bekaa Valley
    Massaya Terrasses De Baalbeck, Bekaa Valley 2012
    Southern Rhône Blend 14.5% Vol
    SE Europe & Asia > Lebanon
    A very rich, Rhône-like blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre grown in the foothills of Mount...
    £19.95 per bottle
  7. Le Colombier, Bekaa Valley 2013
    Massaya Le Colombier, Bekaa Valley 2017
    Cinsault 14.5% Vol
    SE Europe & Asia > Lebanon
    Spicy notes with ripe, meaty, blackberry and red fruits, and a touch of chocolate. This supple,...
    £14.50 per bottle
  8. Massaya Rose, Bekaa Valley
    Massaya Rosé, Bekaa Valley 2017
    Syrah/Shiraz 13.5% Vol
    SE Europe & Asia > Lebanon
    Clean, delicate rosé from Lebanon made with a blend of Syrah and Cinsault. Fermentation in...
    £14.95 per bottle

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