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2014 Ixsir Altitudes WhiteBlend from Lebanon

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"WINEMAKING: It occurs in a winery located on the hills of Batroun where 17th century traditional Lebanese house presides over a contemporary winery with sustainability at its ...

  • 91 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
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About

91

"A fresh, crisp white with sliced apple, pear and pineapple. Full body with crisp, bright acidity. Long finish. An energetic wine made entirely in stainless steel. A blend of muscat, viognier, sauvignon blanc and semillon. Drink now." Reviewed October 2015.

Product Description:

"WINEMAKING: It occurs in a winery located on the hills of Batroun where 17th century traditional Lebanese house presides over a contemporary winery with sustainability at its core. Recognized several time for its green credentials, the IXSIR winery was named by CNN as one of the greenest building in the world, and won the international Architizer A+ Award as well as the Good Green Design award and the Green Mind MENA Award. The harvest are manual, in crates of 18kg, with a temperature control below 18 0C.
"TASTING NOTES: This blend of four noble southern varieties presents an elegant swirl of golden glittering robes. Breathing an exquisite bouquet of floral aromas with hints of Muscat and notes of grapefruit, this floral and fruity blend translates into a balanced and sharp palate hinted with spicy undertones. A soft touch of acidity gives the wine a pleasant freshness." - Winery

About the Producer
"IXSIR is a new winery that has quickly become a benchmark in the Lebanese wine scene. We know from history the potential of this small, mountainous country, that has for centuries been a jewel of the eastern Mediterranean. The IXSIR team, led by winemakers Gabriel Rivero and Hubert De Bouard (internationally renowned wine consultant and the co-owner and manager of the famous Ch√Ęteau Angelus in Saint Emilion, Bordeaux.), sources fruit from some of the highest vineyards in the northern hemisphere." - Distributor

Product Detail

Item # 95246
Country Lebanon
Region Lebanon
Sub-Region Lebanon
Ratings

91 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

Vintage 2014
Color White
ABV 13.5%
Varietal(s) Muscat, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste pineapple, coriander, peach, orange, grapey, honey, mango, kiwi, tangerine, grass, gooseberry, grapefruit, lime, melon, citrus, mineral, flint, fig, lemon, pear, saffron and bell pepper
Nose grapey, coriander, peach, orange, orange blossom, acacia, violet, anise, mint, apple, pear, kiwi, citrus, stone, grapefruit, melon, apricot, quince, honey, pineapple and cream