Chateau Ksara - Blanc de Blancs 2013Elegant Wine
Country of OriginLebanon
- BodyMedium Bodied
- Food MatchLobster & Shellfish
- Grape TypeChardonnay
- Grape TypeSauvignon Blanc
- Grape TypeSemillon
- Style of White WineCrisp & Dry
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.
Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc (55%) Semillon (25%) and Chardonnay (20%)
The Chardonnay gives this wine its finesse and elegance, the Sauvignon its subtle aroma of hazelnuts and exotic fruits, and the Semillon provides roundness, length and finesse.
The result is an elegant wine with a complex aroma of spice, pineapple and nuts which is followed through on the palate.
Medium bodied, balanced acidity and a medium to long finish.
Serve: Chilled at 8 degrees C as an aperitif or with delicate fresh fish and shellfish. This wine is best enjoyed young, but can be kept for 2-3 years.