Bright pale straw in colour. The bouquet shows a crisp, fresh style, with subtle aromas of white fruits and flinty mineral notes are framed by a delicate floral character. Linear on the palate with a wonderfully refreshing and mouth-watering finish.
Chateau Oumsiyat Assyrtico, Cuvee Membliarus
for the equivalent of £11.25 a bottle
CASE OF 6 BOTTLES
Grower: Chateau Oumsiyat
Grape Variety: Assyrtiko
Style: Floral and Crisp
Appellation: Bekaa Valley
Alcohol: 13% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl
3 in stock
Some 35 kilometres from Beirut, the Bekaa Valley is the centre of modern Lebanese winemaking. And in Mount Lebanon’s foothills is the ancient mountain village of Mtein, replete with five palaces built by the Al Lamaayiin Emirs plus hiking trails dotted with castles and ruins. There you’ll find the family-owned Château Oumsiyat, which is defining how the country’s wines are viewed across the world. Founded in 1950, Château Oumsiyat is run by fourth generation winemaker Joseph Bou Sleiman and his wife. Having learned from his father, Victor, Joseph has gradually implemented his own techniques, updating the winery and championing his own blends whilst respecting the traditions that have for so long been in place.