Chateau Oumsiyat Soupir 2019

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A delicately coloured rosé with notes wild red berried fruit complemented by subtle floral notes. Stylish with dry palate through a refreshing finish.

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£10.49

RRP: £11.25 (save 7%)

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The vines are planted at an altitude of 1,000 metres above sea level, where the warm days are tempered by cooler nights. The summer diurnal temperature difference is 20°C, which encourages an extended ripening period, concentrating the flavours and aromatic complexity in the berries, while retaining balancing acidity from the cool nights. The soil is calcareous clay which is a cool soil that has good water retention properties to nourish the vines during the hot, dry summers. Due to its pH, calcareous clay soils tend to produce refreshing wines, which encourages further balance to the ripeness of fruit. The vines are cane pruned and are planted at a density of 4,000 vines per hectare. The vineyard is cultivated with respect for the environment and the grapes are hand-harvested at optimal maturity.

Obeidy is an indigenous Lebanese variety which thrives in this terroir and was previously used in the production of Arak, but is now coming into its own as a varietal white wine.

 
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RRP £11.25
Vintage 2019
Alcoholic strength 12%
Country Lebanon
Region Bekaa Valley
Subregion Bekaa Valley
Grapes Syrah 70%, Tempranillo 20%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10%
Dry/Sweet value 2
Contains sulphites Yes
Vegetarian Yes
Vegan Yes
Milk No
Eggs No
Organic No
Biodynamic No
 
Château Oumsiyat

Passion and heritage has been passed down through the Bou Sleiman family for four generations. When Joseph Bou Sleiman took over the reins at Château Oumsiyat, he blended respect for local tradition with modern techniques to craft contemporary wines. A passionate vine grower, Joseph also built a modern winery in the village of Mtein, where he creates wines that are a fusion of Old World and New World. The grapes are grown in the 78 hectare vineyard, situated at over 1,000 metres elevation in the beautiful Bekaa Valley, between Mount Lebanon to the west and the Anti-Lebanon Mountains to the east. The altitude, micro climate and soils combine in this ancient terroir to produce fresh wines with a very Mediterranean “feel.”

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