A Winery and legend of Lebanon
Chateau Musar is a world-renowned winery in the heart of Lebanon. This Lebanese winemaker that has been producing unique, top-quality wines for over 80 years. In particular, the owners Family Hochar are known for their ability to reflect the character of the grapes and the unique terroir of the region in every glass and bottle.
Furthermore, especially the premium wines gave this top Lebanese winemaker a world wide reputation, since they are unique in their own way. Thus they were able to develop a very big as well as loyal fan community around the world. One of the most remarkable wines are the great red chateaus. Because they have received much praise and recognition over the years from critics such as Robert Parker, Hugh Johnson and other significant wine lovers worldwide. Moreover, this wine has also often been called a "cult wine" and has a loyal following among wine lovers and freaks.
About the peculiarity of the Chateau Musar red wines.
Chateau Musar red usually has a deep ruby color and a bouquet of ripe fruit, spices and wood notes. On the palate, the wine is soft and smooth with flavors of cherries, berries, tobacco and vanilla. The silky and fine tannins turn the overall taste into a fruity and animating finish. And despite the familiar flavors, the wine forms a very peculiar taste experience, which you can really only find in the wines of this specific Lebanese winery. Enthusiasts also call it the famous Musar style!
About the cultivation and vinification
The winemaker insists on picking the grapes by hand and selecting them strictly according to guidelines. Then they ferment in stainless steel tanks before aging for at least 12 months in french oak barrels. During this time, the wine is carefully monitored and regularly analysed.
In addition, the Lebanese winery Chateau Musar is also proud of its artisanal approach. This is achieved primarily through the team's experience and dedication. The result is an exceptional selection of wines that enchant wine lovers all around the world. Furthermore, the winemaker also produces an excellent anise schnapps called Arack Musar.
Last but not least, the Hochar family has won numerous awards and prizes over the years. One of the most notable was the Decanter Man of the Year award for the legendary winemaker Serge Hochar in 1984 an award that recognizes excellence in the wine industry. It was given to him for his major role in promoting and developing the wine industry in Lebanon.
”At a time where wines are becoming more and more similar in taste all over the world, Château Musar's wines, which are specifically pleasant to drink at a young age, prove to be an excellent and very refined counterpoint to this fashion". - Michel Bettane and Thierry Desseauve
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