Eraz Red from the Lebanese winery Latourba is a really intense and aromatic red wine with a beautiful ruby color. This impulsive yet velvety red wine just flaunts aromas and charmingly wraps many wine lovers around its finger!
More about the aromas of Eraz Red.
Initially, a bouquet of blackcurrants and cloves pours into the nose. Latourba has definitely done a good job here. This is then followed by a fruity scent of blackberries as well as black cherries. In this regard, the first impression is really impressive and screams for more! Therefore, it truly tempts anyone to take their first sip.
Furthermore, this Lebanese wine proves its versatility on the palate. Because there are first full-bodied as well as fresh aromas of forest fruits, which truly stand out. Then the taste merges with new nuances of blackberries and black currants. The highlight, however, is a distinctive hint of sweet spice that makes the wine irresistibly approachable! And the crisp acidic cushion keeps the Eraz Red compact, playful and lively. This is especially noticeable in the long-lasting finish.
In fact its the ideal red wine to pair with red meat dishes such as beef tenderloin, tartare, steak or even pizza, pasta as well as other nudle dishes. A wine that goes with so many dishes and foods.
More about the grapes and Latourba
The grapes of this wine are, similar to its siblings Eraz White and Rose siblings, spoiled by the sun and ideal weather. This is because the vineyards of these grapes are located more than 1000 meters above the sea level in the west of the Bekaa Valley. The grapes are covered in snow for up to three months a year, which protects the grapes from pests. The snowmelt irrigates the vineyards in summer and guarantees the perfect fertile soil. Ideal for high quality grapes, which in Lebanon are also used for aniseed brandy such as arak.
Even the Romans knew how to appreciate the special climate of these mountains and grew wines there for their empire. Therefore, they built in Baalbek also a temple in Eheren to their wine god Bacchus.
In the cellar, the winery tries to work rather honestly. Above all, not to falsify the wine in terms of soils and weather. A perfect example that demonstrates and reflects the great weather conditions of Lebanon.