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Massaya Blanc 2014


Recommendation: A dramatic white wine that needs some recognition

Winery/Producer: Ghosn, Brunier & Hebrard Vigneroris; Lebanon

Grape Variety: Blend: 35% Obeidi, 35% Clairette, 15% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Chardonnay.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Faqra (Mount Lebanon) and Tanail (Beqaa Valley) Lebanon.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $13.50 with a 10% mixed case discount.

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Garden salad.

Tasting:

    He said: Chilled before opening. Clear, oat straw color. Strong aromas of very ripe apples, fresh cut grass and hints of floral. Smooth tastes with apple, melon, banana and lots of mineral that carries through the medium- long finish. WOW, quite a complex wine at a bargain price. The bouquet grabs you, the herbaceous flavors sets the stage and the lime mineral really makes the wine special. This is no shrinking violet…I would say it’s a dramatic white wine that needs some recognition…especially at the BARGAIN price of only $13.50!!!

    She said: Light yellow, clear, some irregularly spaced steadily moving legs. Salad can be difficult when it comes to choosing wines and this wine did well with it, starting out with its seductive aroma. The very tasty smooth, dry mouth-feel had lots of complex flavors with an underlying minerality. The finish was long and revealed the chardonnay flavor that made up 15
    % as well as the tartness of the 15% Sauvignon Blanc. Good with the dinner, but also a very nice light and refreshing sipping wine and I would recommend it and buy it again. At $13.50 it is a bargain wine.

    Picking grapes at the Massaya vineyard in Lebanon

    Comments: Learn more about the Massaya Vineyard.

Alcohol: 13.5%

UPC Code: 0 98709 00766 6

Imported by: Winebow, Inc; New York, New York.

Photo from Massaya Vineyard.