Chateau Musar whites are truly unique, produced from some of the oldest vineyard sites in the world dating back to 5,000 BC, although it was the Phoenicians, the great maritime race of the Mediterranean, who first “introduced” Lebanese wine to a wider audience. Indigenous ancient grape varieties Obaideh and Merwah, reputedly the ancestors of Chardonnay/Chasselas and Semillon are still cultivated from un-grafted vines on original rootstock. The vineyards on the seaward facing slopes of Mount Lebanon and the foothills of AntiLebanon were planted between 50 and 90 years ago and are at 1,200 metres above sea level – few vineyards of this calibre and history remain in the world today.
Bright yellow in colour. The wines aromas show fruit notes of ripe yellow pear, preserved lemon, and fresh pineapple, with savoury notes of almonds, spice notes of clove, and butterscotch. On the palate the wine is full-bodied and well-structured with refreshing citrus fruit at the helm and a long savoury salted tropical fruit finish.