This Lebanese wine is a must have if you've got your sights set on middle-eastern cuisine. Chateau Musar started the Jeune line in 2007 to create unoaked, ready to drink, delicious wines.
Enjoy Chilled or Warm
USNW Classification: Natural
Varietal & Type: Cinsault 50%, Syrah 30%, Cabernet Sauvignon 20%
The 2018 Chateau Musar Lebanon Jeune Red is a deep plum color with a violet rim. Aromas of blueberries, dark red cherries with Mediterranean herbs, tobacco and spice. This is a warm and fruity wine with medium tannins and gentle acidity. There are dense darkfruits – blackcurrants, blueberries as well as strawberries and pomegranate with a touch of Eastern spice.
Pair this red blend alongside lamb, beef dishes, mature and hard cheeses, and spicy Asian dishes.
About the Winemaker
The Hochar family’s philosophy of respect for the environment means that the 220 hectares of Musar vineyards are managed with minimal human interference and all the wines are made with mineral intervention.
Chateau Musar was the first producer in Lebanon to achieve organic certification for its own vineyards in 2006. Most are located in the Bekaa Valley, cradled between two mountain ranges running parallel to Lebanon’s Mediterranean coastline. Vines have been cultivated here for at least 6,000 years: the Phoenicians (seafaring ancestors of the modern Lebanese) were instrumental in bringing vines and wines from Byblos across to all of the areas around the Mediterranean.
Flanked by snow-covered mountains, and nestled at 1000m (3,000 feet) above sea level, the serenely beautiful Bekaa Valley is blessed with 300 days of sunshine a year, fresh mountain breezes and an average temperature of 25°C (encompassing snowy winters and hot summers). Remote and unspoilt, the Musar vineyards were ‘organic’ by default before the term was coined.
All the grapes are hand-harvested by local Bedouins between August and October.
In the winery, ambient yeasts do the work of fermentation. The bare minimum of sulphur is used and the Chateau Musar Red wines are neither fined nor filtered.
Chateau Musar also produces L’Arack de Musar, Lebanon’s purest aniseed flavoured spirit.
US Natural Wine ships once a week, every Wednesday. All orders should be placed by Tuesday at 10am in order to be picked up from our distributors and out on Wednesday's delivery truck.
Shipping cost is 18 bucks a box (up to 12 bottles) so we highly encourage picking up more than 1 bottle for the best value!
At $18, we have some of the most competitive shipping rates compared to other low-intervention wine e-commerce, which can range from $20-$25 a box. Ultimately, we eat the cost of shipping more often than not because wine can be damn heavy. As a small business, we are simply unable to offer free shipping. We can't thank you enough for your understanding!