BY CLICKING ENTER, YOU VERIFY THAT YOU ARE OF LEGAL DRINKING AGE IN YOUR COUNTRY.or Exit
Harvest date: 29 August 2018
Geology: Alluvial soils
Fermenter type: Stainless steel tanks
Wine composition: Sauvignon Blanc (100%)
Bottling date: 08 March 2019
Technical Data: pH 3.39, TA 3 g/l, RS 0.2 g/l
Label: Near Eastern mosaics with colors based on the aromatic profile of the grape variety. Designed by Tarek Atrissi.
Notes: After an uncommonly dry, almost arid 2017-18 winter, with minimum precipitation and practically no snow, most vineyards in the Beqaa valley struggled to survive, with some growers reporting a 60% drop in yield. Summer 2018 was equally strange… a moderate climate with large diurnal range where temperatures rarely reached 30° C and dropped to 13-16° C by night, so the grapes were able to reach full maturity while retaining wonderful acidity.
The 2018 Sauvignon Blanc is a single vineyard release, hand-harvested from the Rayak area in the Central Beqaa at an altitude of about 950m above sea level. It’s one of our freshest vintages, offering a clear herbaceous / herbal profile of green pepper and thyme accompanied by pronounced citrus aromas of lime, grapefruit and pomelo with hints of kiwi, passion fruit and white peach.
Awards and Honorable Mentions:
2019‐ AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge, Austria: Seal of Approval.