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Marquis des Beys Blanc

Domaine des Tourelles

Marquis des Beys Blanc Bottle
Appellation
Bekaa Valley
Variety
Chardonnay
Age of Vines
20-25
Farming
Practicing organic
Soil
Clay limestone, gravel
Altitude
1050 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, natural yeast fermentation in stainless steel tanks
Aging
8 months in French oak barrels, 1/3 each new, second-, and third-fill

Overview

The Marquis de Beys range represents what has until recently defined modern Lebanese wines and while the darlings in the trade have moved away from richer styles of Chardonnay, there are still proponents of this style. What sets this Chardonnay apart is the unique growing conditions in Bekaa where its high elevation provides plenty of warmth and heat during the day and cold temperatures at night. This results in a Chardonnay with bright acidity married to a rich texture from aging in new and used French oak.

Bekaa Valley, Lebanon
  • Location
    Bekaa Valley, Lebanon
  • Appellation
    Bekaa Valley
  • Proprietor
    The Issa and Issa-el-Khoury families
  • Winemaker
    Faouzi Issa
  • Size / Elevation
    40 hectares / 1050 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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