Chateau Ksara Blanc De L'observatoire
Chateau Ksara is Lebanon's oldest winery. Its traditions can be traced back to 1857 when a group of Jesuit monks acquired the property. The Jesuits applied their knowledge of science and agriculture to plant French vines as well as developing two kilometers of Roman caves that proved ideal for the storage of wine. The Jesuits sold the winery to its current owners in 1973. Ksara is now the most modern winery in the region as well as the largest producer in the country. Their annual production is over 2.8 million bottles and they sell their wines in more than 40 countries worldwide. Chateau Ksara is certified ISO 9001 and ISO 2200.00 for its viticulture, production and sales guaranteeing quality and consistency year on year.
Picked in cases and pressed pneumatically as whole grapes, sedimentation and fermentation are carried out at a controlled low temperature of 18C. To stay light and fruity, this wine is bottled quickly and offered to the consumer to be drunk while fresh and vibrant.
All of Ksara's vineyards are located in the central and western Bekaa Valley at an average altitude of 1,000 meters. Vines are either double guyot or cordon trained. Their grapes can be considered to be grown organically because of the very limited used of sulphur-based pesticides. No irrigation. Harvesting is done by hand. The standard yield of the vineyards is between 40 and 45 hl.
A fruity wine, with the distinct herbacious aromas of Sauvignon Blanc. It is light and fresh showing grapefruit character from the Muscat on the palate.
Everyday Serving Suggestion
Chilled while still young and fresh with Lebanese Mezze, grilled sea fish and vegetarian dishes.
Country / Region / Appellation
LB / Bekaa Valley / Vin du Liban