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Château Ksara Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

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Ksara Estate lies in the heart of the Bekaa Valley near Baalbeck, where the ruins of the Temple of Bacchus from the Greco-Roman era can be found. It is called Ksara because it was the site of a ksar or fortress at the time of the Crusades. The property was acquired by the Jesuits in 1857 when it was already famed as a vineyard, and they maintained the tradition of winemaking on the estate. Climatic conditions in the Bekaa provide Ksara's vineyards with exceptional advantages. There is almost no rainfall during the growing season and diseases seldom strike the vines. Their grapes can be considered to be grown organically because pesticides and herbicides are not used. Harvesting is done by hand, but there is no need for selection because the grapes achieve full ripeness without fear of rot. Château Ksara is the largest producer in the Lebanon with 334 hectares and 38% of the local production. Vintage: 2006 Grapes: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Vinification: The grapes are manually harvested, destemmed and transferred to vat for 20-30 days. Fermentation takes place at 28°C with several remuages and daily tastings.The free-run wine and press wine are separated, and then malolactic fermentation occurs. The wine is matured in French oak casks (50% new) for 14 months. Then they are fined and bottled. Colour: Dense deep purple red. Taste: A spicy nose with notes of blackcurrant and ripe red fruits. In the mouth it has power and length with firm tannins and structure. Serve: At 18-20°C with red meat and game. It can be cellared for up to 15 years.

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Chateau Ksara:
In the ancient vine production tradition, Lebanon owns its existence to Christian’s communities that kept some vineyards in this area. Chateau Ksara acquired by the Jesuits Fathers in 1857, perpetuated the tradition of winemaking. Applying what they knew, they produced Lebanon’s first dry red wine and in doing so, laid the foundations of Lebanon’s modern wine industry. New varietals were cultiv... Read more
In the ancient vine production tradition, Lebanon owns its existence to Christian’s communities that kept some vineyards in this area. Chateau Ksara acquired by the Jesuits Fathers in 1857, perpetuated the tradition of winemaking. Applying what they knew, they produced Lebanon’s first dry red wine and in doing so, laid the foundations of Lebanon’s modern wine industry. New varietals were cultivated all over Ksara’s vineyards. Nowadays, Chateau Ksara has 90% of its vineyards production as noble grapes. Read less

External Reviews for Château Ksara Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
11/08/2010

Ksara Estate lies in the heart of the Bekaa Valley near Baalbeck, where the ruins of the Temple of Bacchus from the Greco-Roman era can be found. It is called Ksara because it was the site of a ksar or fortress at the time of the Crusades. The property was acquired by the Jesuits in 1857 when it was already famed as a vineyard, and they maintained the tradition of winemaking on the estate. Climatic conditions in the Bekaa provide Ksara's vineyards with exceptional advantages. There is almost no rainfall during the growing season and diseases seldom strike the vines. Their grapes can be considered to be grown organically because pesticides and herbicides are not used. Harvesting is done by hand, but there is no need for selection because the grapes achieve full ripeness without fear of rot. Château Ksara is the largest producer in the Lebanon with 334 hectares and 38% of the local production. Vintage: 2006 Grapes: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Vinification: The grapes are manually harvested, destemmed and transferred to vat for 20-30 days. Fermentation takes place at 28°C with several remuages and daily tastings.The free-run wine and press wine are separated, and then malolactic fermentation occurs. The wine is matured in French oak casks (50% new) for 14 months. Then they are fined and bottled. Colour: Dense deep purple red. Taste: A spicy nose with notes of blackcurrant and ripe red fruits. In the mouth it has power and length with firm tannins and structure. Serve: At 18-20°C with red meat and game. It can be cellared for up to 15 years.


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
10/16/2012

Ksara Estate lies in the heart of the Bekaa Valley near Baalbeck, where the ruins of the Temple of Bacchus from the Greco-Roman era can be found. It is called Ksara because it was the site of a ksar or fortress at the time of the religious military campaigns. The property was bought by the Jesuits in 1857 when it was already famed as a vineyard, and they maintained the tradition of winemaking on the estate. Climatic conditions in the Bekaa provide Ksara’s vineyards with exceptional advantages. There is almost no rainfall during the growing season and diseases seldom strike the vines. Their grapes can be deemed to be grown organically because pesticides and herbicides are not used. Harvesting is done by hand, but there is no need for selection because the grapes achieve full ripeness without fear of rot. Château Ksara is the largest producer in the Lebanon with 334 hectares and 38% of the local production. Grapes : 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Region: Lebanon / Bekaa Valley Maker: James Palge Taste : A spicy nose with notes of blackcurrant and ripe red fruits. In the mouth it has power and length with firm tannins and structure. Serve : At 18-20°C with red meat and game. It can be cellared for up to 15 years. ABV : 13.5% Suitable for Vegetarians



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Ksara Estate lies in the heart of the Bekaa Valley near Baalbeck, where the ruins of the Temple of Bacchus from the Greco-Roman era can be found. It is called Ksara because it was the site of a ksar or fortress at the time of the Crusades. The property was acquired by the Jesuits in 1857 when it was already famed as a vineyard, and they maintained the tradition of winemaking on the estate. Climatic conditions in the Bekaa provide Ksara's vineyards with exceptional advantages. There is almost no rainfall during the growing season and diseases seldom strike the vines. Their grapes can be considered to be grown organically because pesticides and herbicides are not used. Harvesting is done by hand, but there is no need for selection because the grapes achieve full ripeness without fear of rot. Château Ksara is the largest producer in the Lebanon with 334 hectares and 38% of the local production. Vintage: 2006 Grapes: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Vinification: The grapes are manually harvested, destemmed and transferred to vat for 20-30 days. Fermentation takes place at 28°C with several remuages and daily tastings.The free-run wine and press wine are separated, and then malolactic fermentation occurs. The wine is matured in French oak casks (50% new) for 14 months. Then they are fined and bottled. Colour: Dense deep purple red. Taste: A spicy nose with notes of blackcurrant and ripe red fruits. In the mouth it has power and length with firm tannins and structure. Serve: At 18-20°C with red meat and game. It can be cellared for up to 15 years.

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