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.