My Favorite Lebanese White Wines to enjoy this summer!

We all need a delicious white wine on a lazy sunny afternoon… It is time to celebrate Summer! Whether you’re new to wine, or you and wine have enjoyed a long relationship, there should be a wine in this list for you!
Here are my favorite wines that I, my family and friends have tasted, shared and really enjoyed this summer

Domaine de Baal white:  Freshness and minerality give this wine great focus and structure. with hints of citrus and grapefruit For the white as usual it is produced with organic grapes and the wine is naturally made with wild yeasts, low amount of sulphites. It is a blend of 50/50 Chardonnay and Sauvignon, it is fermented in french oak barrels and aged in tank before bottling. The wine is produced to keep a lot of freshness, minerality and balance. It is complex and elegant.

Chateau Marsyas White:  An elegant aroma on the nose with citrus and light hints of white fruits meets a beautiful minerality in this Chateau Marsyas White 2014. Made from a blend of 50% Chardonnay, 50% Sauvignon Blanc, the wine presents a beautiful light yellow appearance with green reflections. The final is of a good persistence delivering notes of citrus and minerals.

What distinguish this wine 
– High-quality requirement s for example: low yield per vine – to favor quality over quantity  
– Meticulous work at the vineyard, an approach close to the biodynamic
– The passion of the 2 brothers Karim & Sandro and their direct implication
into the wine.  Every decision we make has one goal in mind: producing the highest quality we can.”

Blanc de Qanafar :  Deliciously fruity and fresh packed with grapefruit, passion fruit… This wine is made purely from Sauvignon Blanc grapes, a varietal that tends to produce fruity wines with flavors of grapefruit, freshly cut grass, passion fruit, all the while maintaining a crisp acidity.

Eva de Qanafar: Vibrant, refreshing floral wine. Eva is made with Viognier grapes, and unlike the Sauvignon Blanc, it is fermented and aged in oak barrels. It’s also harvested slightly before peak maturity, resulting in a more floral (rather than fruity) wine with notes of toasted wheat and smokiness coming from barrel aging. 

“we make wine solely from our own grapes. This is the only way to ensure the quality of the berries which is the primary factor in affecting a wine’s quality.  This also avoids potentially using grapes that have been sprayed with pesticides which can make their way”

Hope you will enjoy them! Cheers!

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