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Château Ksara Chardonnay Cuvée du Pape 2007

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This white wine is produced from of 100% Chardonnay grapes, harvested in one of Ksara's highest vineyards (1400 m altitude) and yielding 28Hl/Ha. Fermented in new oak casks on lees. Clear, pale yellow with green tints. A fine, polished wine with purity of style. 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. Grape: Chardonnay 100% Region: Lebanon / Bekaa Valley Maker: James Palge Notes: The Oak gives a subtle, almost creamy, vanilla topping to the grape aroma and an extra dimension of delicate spiciness to the taste; at the same time it adds a fine grained, racy definition to the texture. There is a taste of honeyed, peachy fruit. Serve: Ideal with most crustaceans-lobsters, gray fish, scallops. Baked or steamed fish, fresh salmon or turbot served with a rich sauce. Finally, Caviar calls particularly for this distinguished wine.To be served chilled at 10-12°C. ABV : 13.5% Suitable for Vegetarians

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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 Chardonnay Cuvée du Pape

External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
04/26/2014

This white wine is produced from of 100% Chardonnay grapes, harvested in one of Ksara's highest vineyards (1400 m altitude) and yielding 28Hl/Ha. Fermented in new oak casks on lees. Clear, pale yellow with green tints. A fine, polished wine with purity of style. 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. Grape: Chardonnay 100% Region: Lebanon / Bekaa Valley Maker: James Palge Notes: The Oak gives a subtle, almost creamy, vanilla topping to the grape aroma and an extra dimension of delicate spiciness to the taste; at the same time it adds a fine grained, racy definition to the texture. There is a taste of honeyed, peachy fruit. Serve: Ideal with most crustaceans-lobsters, gray fish, scallops. Baked or steamed fish, fresh salmon or turbot served with a rich sauce. Finally, Caviar calls particularly for this distinguished wine.To be served chilled at 10-12°C. ABV : 13.5% Suitable for Vegetarians



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