Chateau Musar "Hochar Pere et Fils" Rouge 2016 (Bekaa Valley, Lebanon)

Chateau Musar "Hochar Pere et Fils" Rouge 2016
(Bekaa Valley, Lebanon)


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About the Wine:
Hochar Père et Fils Red has often been described as the ‘second’ wine of Chateau Musar, as its style does bear some resemblance to the flagship wine but the comparison stops there as its vineyards, blend and ageing places are very different.

Grapes and Vines:
Four years in the making, Hochar Père et Fils Red is a blend of Cinsault, Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon, sourced from a single vineyard near the Bekaa Valley village of Aana, characterised by deep soils over limestone. At an average age of 30 years old, yields are low from these mature bushvines at 20-30 hl per hectare.

Winemaking:
The three varietal components are fermented in cement vats, with 6 to 9 months ageing in French oak barrels (from the forest of Nevers) before blending and bottling (unfined and unfiltered). As with the Chateau Musar Red, the wines are blended to reflect the character of each vintage. After several years’ maturation in bottle, the wines are released a full four years after the harvest.

Tasting Notes:
Bright ruby color – there are red fruits on the nose; bitter sweet cherries with a hint of dark chocolate. Classic bright red fruits flavors and sweet, spicy notes follow through to the palate. The tannins are soft, the acidity fresh with very long length. Cellared well, it will keep for several years.