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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
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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
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
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
10/23/2012

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
Vintage: 2009 09/28/2011

Over the past decade, Ksara has seen the introduction of new grape varieties that have grown into vines the Bekaa valley has blissfully nurtured. Ksara has also seen developments in technique such as vines cultivation on wires and the attentive application of advanced science by French oenologists.


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: Cabernet Sauvignon (60%) and Syrah 40%. Vinification: Selected from the best vats of red grapes, this wine is obtained by bleeding. After 10-12 hours of maceration, fermentation is carried out at 18°C. Once alcoholic fermentation is completed, the wine is racked off and sulphured to avoid malolactic fermentation. Once it has stabilised, it is bottled in the spring to preserve its ripe fruit flavours. Colour: Intense pink. Taste: An aroma of red berries and a hint of spiciness, with an initial roundness in the mouth, some mineral characters and finishing with a fresh and lively taste. Serve: Chilled at 8-10°C as an ideal accompaniment to Mediterranean or Oriental cuisine. It also complements crudités and cold meat.


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. 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. Chateau Ksara is the largest producer in the Lebanon with 334 hectares and 38% of the local production. Vintage: 2008 Grapes: Predominantly Cinsault with some Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. Vinification: The grapes are manually harvested, destemmed and transferred to tank for fermentation. The Cinsault is shortly vatted to keep its freshness, the Syrah is kept for a longer time to extract aroma and the cabernet Sauvignon undergoes long skin contact to help express length and elegance. The free flowing and press wine from each variety achieve malolactic fermentation in separate vats. They are then matured for 14-18 months before being blended fined and bottled. Taste: Bright, intense ruby, a soft floral aroma with spicy and liquorice notes. Ripe cranberry and spice on the palate which is complemented by supple tannins and a lingering finish. Serve: At room temperature with lamb or stews.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 08/12/2010

This is a blend of Sauvignon Blancs, Semillon and Chardonnay that is elegant and subtle. Pairs well with delicate fresh fisf or shell fish.


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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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