Lebanon

Lebanon

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The wines of Lebanon have a rich history. A mention about the famous wines of Lebanon was made by an Israeli prophet during as early as 725BC. The Beqaa Valley, with its excellent height and temperature, makes some of the great quality of red wines that are loved by wine connoisseurs across the globe. Today, Lebanon has come a long way in focusing on its wine production. On an average, close to 6m cases of wine are produced in this country every year.

Major winery

Chateau Ksara, located in the Beqaa Valley accounts for around 70% of Lebanon's total wine production. However, today, Lebanese wines are popular in the world, thanks to the famous Chateau Musar winery. Located at a distance of around 24km from the capital city of Beirut, Chateau Musar was a sunny place known for its excellent winemaking methods. This was the only Lebanese wine available in the UK and other countries, for many years.

Grape varietals

Lebanese winemakers prefer French-style grapes. Red wines are quite popular in this part of the world. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cinsaut, Carignan and Grenache are some of the common varietals that you will find here. Apart from this, the country is also known for its indigenous style of grape varietals such as Obaideh and Merwah.

Unique reds and whites

Wine lovers believe that the wines of Lebanon have a unique taste and aroma to them, regardless of their varietal. While the whites had a diverse aroma of fruits and nuts, the reds were known for their full-bodied character of the fruits and powerful tannins. Due to Lebanon’s cultural and political resemblance, the wines created here are always compared to those crafted at the Bordeaux and Rhone Valley. If you want to visit a country’s who vineyards and winemaking techniques are so old that the scriptures talk about them, Lebanon is the place for you.

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