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Château Ksara Red Blend 2010

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This light and fruity wine is produced from Sauvignon, Muscat and Clairette, which are separately vatted. Its dedicated Muscat touch is excellent with vegetables, Lebanese mezze and grilled sea fish, provided it is served young and fresh. 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. GRAPES VARIETALS: Sauvignon, Muscat and Clairette. WINE MAKING: Picked in cases and pressed pneumatically as whole grapes,sedimentation, then fermentation at low temperature(18C') without malolactic fermentation. MATURING: To stay light and fruity, this wine is bottled quickly and offered to the customer to be drunk promptly. TASTE: A light and fruity wine, where fullness is given by the Clairette, aroma by the Muscat and the vigorous and fresh taste by the Sauvignon. AGEING: 1 to 2 years. SERVE: With raw vegetables, Lebanese Mezze (appetizers) and fish. serve chilled at 8°-10 C.

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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

Member Reviews for Château Ksara Red Blend

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Snooth User: clinta
7625976
5.00 5
02/08/2011

My girlfriend brought some of this wine directly from Lebanon. This is a deep red with full body and oak tannins that leaves no lingering afterthoughts on the palate. So far this is my favorite red I have tried!


3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 12/09/2011

Reminds me of a California Chard. Not bad, but not what I expected. It is actually a still wine so I don't know why they would call it blanc de blancs. Oaky. Chard/Sauv. Blanc blend.


Snooth User: David Catter
4833545
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 05/20/2010

Three glasses


Snooth User: Marco87
4475746
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 03/02/2008

Four glasses


Snooth User: Methuselah36
3216215
3.50 5
Vintage: 2004 10/04/2007

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: robgair
825818
4.00 5
Vintage: 2002 08/07/2008

Four glasses


Snooth User: Marco87
4475746
4.00 5
Vintage: 2001 03/02/2008

Four glasses


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External Reviews for Château Ksara Red Blend

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

This light and fruity wine is produced from Sauvignon, Muscat and Clairette, which are separately vatted. Its dedicated Muscat touch is excellent with vegetables, Lebanese mezze and grilled sea fish, provided it is served young and fresh. 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. GRAPES VARIETALS: Sauvignon, Muscat and Clairette. WINE MAKING: Picked in cases and pressed pneumatically as whole grapes,sedimentation, then fermentation at low temperature(18C') without malolactic fermentation. MATURING: To stay light and fruity, this wine is bottled quickly and offered to the customer to be drunk promptly. TASTE: A light and fruity wine, where fullness is given by the Clairette, aroma by the Muscat and the vigorous and fresh taste by the Sauvignon. AGEING: 1 to 2 years. SERVE: With raw vegetables, Lebanese Mezze (appetizers) and fish. serve chilled at 8°-10 C.


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

This light and fruity white wine is produced from Sauvignon, Muscat and Clairette, which are separately vatted. Its dedicated Muscat touch is excellent with vegetables, Lebanese mezze and grilled sea fish, provided it is served young and fresh. Ksara Estate lies in the heart of the Bekaa Valley near Baalbeck. 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 : 45% Sauvignon, 35% Muscat and 20% Clairette. Region: Lebanon / Bekaa Valley Maker: James Palge Notes : A light and fruity white wine, where fullness is given by the Clairette, aroma by the Muscat and the vigorous and fresh taste by the Sauvignon. Serve : With raw vegetables, Lebanese Mezze (appetizers) and fish. Serve chilled at 8°-10 C. ABV : 12.5% Suitable for Vegetarians


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
10/23/2012

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 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. Grapes: Syrah (5...


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
Vintage: 2009 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 : Carignan Gris (50%) and Grenache Gris (50%). Region: Lebanon / Bekaa Valley Notes : An aromatic nose of berries, vine flowers, peony and a touch of jasmine. Fresh and light, it is vivid elegant and harmonious. Serve : Chilled at 8-10°C on its own or with light meals, fresh salads, poultry and fish. A perfect spring/summer wine. It is best enjoyed young. ABV : 13% Suitable for Vegetarians


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
Vintage: 2009 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
Vintage: 2009 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


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
Vintage: 2009 11/14/2010

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. Grapes: Carignan Gris (50%) and Grenache Gris (50%). Vinification: This wine is obtained by bleeding after a short period of cold maceration. Sedimentation and fermentation are carried out at 18°C. The wine is racked off to avoid malolactic fermentation. It is fined and then stabilised by refrigeration before being bottled as quickly as possible. Colour: Salmon pink with grey undertones. Taste: An aromatic nose of berries, vine flowers, peony and a touch of jasmine. Fresh and light, it is vivid elegant and harmonious. Serve: Chilled at 8-10°C on its own or with light meals, fresh salads, white meats and fish. A perfect spring/summer wine. It is best enjoyed young.


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This light and fruity wine is produced from Sauvignon, Muscat and Clairette, which are separately vatted. Its dedicated Muscat touch is excellent with vegetables, Lebanese mezze and grilled sea fish, provided it is served young and fresh. 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. GRAPES VARIETALS: Sauvignon, Muscat and Clairette. WINE MAKING: Picked in cases and pressed pneumatically as whole grapes,sedimentation, then fermentation at low temperature(18C') without malolactic fermentation. MATURING: To stay light and fruity, this wine is bottled quickly and offered to the customer to be drunk promptly. TASTE: A light and fruity wine, where fullness is given by the Clairette, aroma by the Muscat and the vigorous and fresh taste by the Sauvignon. AGEING: 1 to 2 years. SERVE: With raw vegetables, Lebanese Mezze (appetizers) and fish. serve chilled at 8°-10 C.

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