2014 Source Blanche, Chateau Ka, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon
Sauvignon Blanc 60%, Viognier 20%, Muscat 10%, Chardonnay 10%
This unusual blend of grape varieties creates this exceptionally satisfying wine. Floral and citrusy with great depth of character.
Château Ka is an extraordinary story of determination and resolve. When Akram Kassatly built his winery in the Bekaa Valley in 1973, shortly after the first wines were made, Lebanon was engulfed by war. The winery was forced to close forcing Akram into other businesses. Finally in 2005 he announced that he was going to try again. Today's Château Ka is the only winery in Lebanon that produces wine entirely from their own vineyards. Akram produces both rich, concentrated reds and beautifully fresh, fruity, crisp white wines that are some of the finest in the country. The vineyard is located at 1000m above sea level at the Eastern end of the Bekaa valley. There is very little annual rainfall so drip irrigation is used as necessary. The vineyard was planted in 1998 with all harvesting done by hand in the cool of the morning into 20KG boxes.
Suitable for Vegetarians.