1999 Château Musar Blanc Bekaa Valley
The varieties that collaborate to produce Château Musar White are particularly special; obeideh and merwah are indigenous to Mount Lebanon, their history dates back to ancient times. Our own vineyards of white grapes are located at an altitude of 1200m and hence the harvest takes place later than for reds, normally between the 5th and 15th October. Both varieties are partly fermented in oak "barriques" where they mature for a further 9 months. They are then blended, bottled and aged for a further 4 years before release. To fully appreciate the scope of their complexity and finesse, our white wines should be served at cellar temperature (15 degrees Celsius). And most importantly, don't forget to decant them!