Chateau Musar first started producing the Musar Jeune range of wines in 2006 from the fruit of low-yielding Bekaa Valley vines at around 1,000 metres above sea level. Altitude keeps the average temperature at 25 degrees Celsius with hot sunny days and cool nights and with 300 days of sunshine a year, grapes are ripened to perfection.
Unoaked and made according to Musar’s natural non-interventionist wine- making philosophy, Musar Jeune wines are vibrantly fruity, richly concentrated and this vintage is no exception.
The Musar Jeune Red 2013 is a blend of old vines Cinsault (50%), Syrah (35%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (15%) from our organically certified vineyards, all harvested in September 2013. The wines fermented in concrete vats at a temperature between 27 and 29 degrees Celsius, blending took place in March 2014, it rested in concrete vats again until being bottled in the summer of 2014.
This vintage has a deep crimson colour, a lovely black fruits nose with liquorice, mint and black olives. A good concentration of black cherry and blackberry fruit on the palate balanced with fresh acidity, soft tannins and a long after-taste of morello cherries and clove.
It is best enjoyed in its youth, served with grilled lamb, chorizo and southern French dishes, particularly meat dishes of the Languedoc.