Obeidi 2016

Technical Information:
Wine: White
Vintage: 2016

Composition: Obeidi (100%)
Vineyard: Several old vineyards on the slopes surrounding the City of Zahle (Wadi El Arayesh)
Soil: Limestone & gravel
Elevation: 1,200m
Exposure: East
Training System: Pergola
Average age of Vines: 35 years
Irrigation: No
Vine density: 2000 vines per hectare
Harvest Method: Handpicked
Harvest Date: 29 September 2016
Yield: 27 HL per hectare
Yeast: Ambient
Fermentation Vessel: Stainless steel and Concrete tanks
Fermentation: 12 days
Maximum Fermentation Temperature: 22 C
Malolactic Fermentation: No
Lees Aging: No
Barrel Aging: 15 months in French oak barrels
Finning: Vegan
Filtration: Light filtration
Closure: Cork
Bottling Date: 29 January 2019
Technical Data: pH 3.35, RS 0.5 g/l
Alcohol: 13%

Notes: A full-bodied delicately fragrant dry white wine made from Obeidi, a native grape variety of Lebanon, sourced from several old vineyards in the Zahle region. Aged in French oak barrels for 15 months, it offers a floral / resiny aromatic profile of lavender, orange blossom, anise & mastic accompanying the fruity / nutty flavors of quince, white peach, orange peel, pomelo, marzipan & hazelnut. Long lingering finish.

Food Pairing: Goes particularly well with Moghrabieh or any dish with soft warm spices.

Label: Middle-Eastern mosaic to indicate the origin of the wine: Lebanon. The colors are based on the aromatic profile of the grape variety. The wood texture indicates that the wine has been oaked. Designed by Tarek Atrissi.

Awards and Honorable Mentions:
2019- International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC), London, England: International Indigenous Grape Varieties Trophy. "A great wine with a difference".
2019- International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC), London, England: 96/100 Gold Medal. "A great wine with a difference".
2019- Frankfurt International Trophy, Germany: Silver Medal.
2019- Los Angeles International Wine Awards, USA: Silver Medal.
2019- AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge, Austria: Seal of Approval.
2020- Sommeliers Choice Awards, San Francisco, USA: Silver Medal.