Massaya Terrasses de Baalbeck 2017
$27.99 / $24.99 (code: 6saves3)
TASTING NOTE: attractive ruby hue of medium depth. A nose of fresh scrubland with a hint of jujube, while its finesse and elegance are clear as soon it touches the palate. Steadily gains in power over time, with tannins that reflect its cellaring potential.
LOCATION: grapes grown at more than 1 000 metres above sea level, on the foothills of Mount Lebanon, in the Hadath Baalbeck area, overlooking the famed Baalbeck temples of Jupiter, Bacchus and Venus.
AREA: 19 acres
SOIL AND SUBSOIL: chalky clay
GRAPE VARIETIES: grenache noir 40%, syrah 30%, mourvèdre 30%
VINE AGE: 20 years on average
VINIFICATION: conducted at our Tanaïl winery. Grapes are hand-picked, conveyed in crates, and sorted on tables. They are fully destemmed, then vinified for 20 to 30 days in temperature controlled oak vats
MATURATION: 20 to 22 months in large oak vats. Bottled without fining or filtering at 2 years.