Chateau Musar Jeune White 2019



Details of wine

There are nations with a thousand-year-old wine history but today they are not well known by the modern public, one of these is Lebanon which in the Chateau Musar finds one of the most representative wineries and the first to have obtained organic certification in 2006.

The vineyards are located in the beautiful Bekaa valley, where the vines have been cultivated for at least 6,000 years and in which the Hochar family today uses low-impact methods without the use of chemical compounds.

Chateau Musar White is a blend of ancient Obaideh and Merwah grape varieties, originating in the mountains of Lebanon and said to be related to Chasselas Chardonnay and Semillon. The Obaideh vineyards are located at the foot of the anti-Lebanese mountains on stony and pinstriped soils, while the Merwah vineyards are located on the sea side of Mount Lebanon, on limestone gravel.

The grapes are handpicked by the local Bedouins and guarantee low yields of great quality. The wine made with these particular grapes is consistent and creamy, very complex and requires several hours of settling to express all its qualities.

An unusual white born in a fascinating land.






Pere, lime e ananas al naso - c'è anche un accenno di gelsomino.


Frutti tropicali, mela cotogna e scorza di limone e ha un lungo finale fresco con acidità equilibrata.


Ottimo con pesce e con la cucina piccante



YEAR 2019
VINES 30% Chardonnay, 30% Vermentino, 40% Viognier
ALCOL 13.00
FORMAT 0,75 L Standard



LOCATION Bekaa Valley (Lebanon)
WINEMAKING Le uve sono state fermentate in tini di acciaio inox con temperature comprese tra 19 e 21 °C. Dopo l'assemblaggio, è stato stabilizzato a freddo e imbottigliato.



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Name: Chateau Musar
Start-up year: 1930
Address: Ghazir, Mont-Liban (Lebanon)
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In 1930, at just 20 years old, Gaston Hochar founded Chateau Musar, inspired by Lebanon’s 6,000-year winemaking tradition and his travels in Bordeaux. His ‘wines with noblesse’ greatly impressed senior officers in the army following on from the French mandate of the 1920s. Major Ronald Barton, of Château Langoa-Barton, stationed in Lebanon during World War II became a great friend, strengthening the links between Chateau Musar and Bordeaux that remain to this day. Serge Hochar, Gaston’s eldest son trained as a civil engineer, then decided to study oenology and with the encouragement of his father became a student of Emile Peynaud at the University of Oenology in Bordeaux. Having declared to his father “I want to make the wine my way, I want it to be known world-wide – and I want you to quit!” he became Chateau Musar winemaker in 1959, Gaston senior having graciously given way. He then spent 18 years perfecting the formula for Chateau Musar’s Red and was chosen as Decanter Magazine’s first ‘Man of the Year’ in 1984 for his dedication to producing superb quality wines during Lebanon’s Civil War (1975-1990). Serge had two sons: Gaston and Marc. Both have studied engineering and worked in the banking sector. Gaston now manages the day-to-day running of the Chateau Musar winery, Marc its commercial aspects.