Château Oumsiyat Blanc de Blanc

£10.95
  • Château Oumsiyat Blanc de Blanc
  • Château Oumsiyat Blanc de Blanc

Château Oumsiyat Blanc de Blanc

£10.95

AVAILABILITY: 17 in stock

Grape 60% Ugni Blanc, 20% Clairette, 12% Sauvignon Blanc, 8% Chardonnay, White Blend
Style Dry, White, Fresh, Citrus and Stone Fruit, Balanced, Floral, Minerality, Fruit Forward, Easy Drinking
Country Lebanon
Region Bekaa Valley
Volume 75cl
ABV 12.5%
Dietary Vegetarian, Vegan

 

Indulge in Château Oumsiyat Blanc de Blanc, a mouthwatering wine with refreshing flavours of ripe yellow fruits and subtle floral overtones. Perfectly balanced on the palate with a soft, fruity finish. Enjoy as an aperitif or unwind on a hot summer day.

About the Producer

Passion and heritage has been passed down through the Bou Sleiman family for four generations. When Joseph Bou Sleiman took over the reins at Château Oumsiyat, he blended respect for local tradition with modern techniques to craft contemporary wines. A passionate vine grower, Joseph also built a modern winery in the village of Mtein, where he creates wines that are a fusion of Old World and New World. The grapes are grown in the 78-hectare vineyard, situated at over 1,000 metres elevation in the beautiful Bekaa Valley, between Mount Lebanon to the west and the Anti-Lebanon Mountains to the east. The altitude, microclimate and soils combine in this ancient terroir to produce fresh wines with a very Mediterranean “feel.”

Vineyard and Winery

The vines are planted at an altitude of 1,000 metres above sea level, where the warm
days are tempered by cooler nights. The summer diurnal temperature difference is
20°C, which encourages an extended ripening period, concentrating the flavours and
aromatic complexity in the berries, while retaining balancing acidity from the cooler
nights. The soil is calcareous clay which is a cool soil that has good water retention
properties to nourish the vines during the hot, dry summers. Due to its pH, calcareous
clay soils tend to produce refreshing wines, which encourages further balance to the
ripeness of fruit. The vines are cane pruned and are planted at a density of 4,000 vines
per hectare. The vineyard is cultivated with respect for the environment and the grapes
are manually harvested at optimal maturity.

The grapes were gently pressed and the pure must was racked and cool fermented in
stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures of 14 to 16°C with selected yeasts. The
wine did not go through malolactic conversion, in order to retain the desired crisp and
fresh style and was vinified without the influence of oak to retain the purity of fruit. The
wine was carefully blended; with the Ugni Blanc imparting characteristic acidity and
freshness, Clairette adding green apple and fresh citrus notes and the Sauvignon
Blanc offering crisp vivacity to the richness of the unctuous Chardonnay. The wine was
gently filtered prior to bottling.

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