Bright pale straw in colour. The bouquet shows notes of peach, apricot and apples, with a suggestion of tartness, there are some floral notes like jasmine and mock orange flowers as it hits the palate. It's luscious and fruit driven dominated by the almost tropical, with a chalkiness to it, with more nectarine and orange blossom and a linear saline/sea spray like fresh clean finish.
Chateau Oumsiyat Blanc de Blanc
for the equivalent of £9.75 a bottle
CASE OF 6 BOTTLES
Grower: Chateau Oumsiyat
Grape Variety: Ugni Blanc / Clairette / Sauvignon Blanc / Chardonnay
Style: Floral and Tropical
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.