2017 Musar White, 6x750ml

2017 Musar White, 6x750ml

Blend: Obaideh 60% Merwah 40%

Alcohol: 11.5%

Availability: 4 weeks

Case size: 6 / Bottle size: 750ml

Duty Status
From £191.00
We began the year with high hopes after experiencing above average rain and snowfall in January, leading to expectations that the
water table would be replenished. More rain and snow followed in February, and non-stop in March, but it turned into a mild spring
with temperatures rising in April, though not excessively. In fact, opening of buds on the vines was 10 days later than usual due to
low air temperatures and comparatively cold soils. In late April a one day frost hit the Bekaa Valley but was not seen as particularly
harmful at the time. We only learned of the effects of that day at harvest time when it transpired that the vines, pruned in early winter,
had indeed suffered. Fortunately, the wines of this vintage are unique with good structure and power – a combination of vines, soils,
minimal human intervention and our natural wine-making philosophy.

Obaideh was the first to be picked on 19th September, earlier than usual directly due to the weather
conditions, and the Merwah on the 27th September.

Both the Obaideh and Merwah were fermented in new French Nevers oak barrels for 9 months, blended and bottled in the summer of
2018, after cold stabilisation. Powerful aromas pervaded the winery during pressing.