Country: Lebanon Region: Bekka Valley
Varietal:40% Cinsault, 30% Grenache noir , 15% Syrah , 15% tempranillo
Vintage: 2013 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Sami and Ramzi Ghosn
Massaya is situated in TanaÌøl, the heart of the Bekaa Valley, home to some of the oldest and most original motifs of ancient wine and wine-making. From the coastal cities, the Phoenicians exported their wines across the Mediterranean, while in Baalbeck one is faced with the awe-inspiring temple of Bacchus- the Roman God of wine- celebrating the Valleys fertility and its role as the Roman Empires vineyard. The Bekaa is once again proving it can produce great wines and Massaya, whose name is Arabic for the delicate beauty of the Bekaas twilight, is proud to perpetuate this ancient tradition.
Ageing Potential: 3-5 Years
Vinification and ageing is done in French oak to give depth and complexity to this serious and concentrated wine. An excellent example of 'vin de terroir', La Colombier ncommunicates the soil's minerals, warmth, finesse and elegance, while retaining the freshness retained by the altitude of Massaya's 900m - 1200m vineyards.
Food Matches:Beef / Casseroles / Soft Cheese