The wine is made 100% from indigenous variety called Merwah. Its made from 60-year-old vines from terraced single vineyard site in the north of the Bekaa Valley at an altitude of 1600m. It is the last of all of Chateau Ksara’s wine grapes to ripen, with the crop picked in October, six weeks after most other Lebanese white wines.The grapes are dry-farmed and hand-picked.
Rich and nutty, Merwah (pronounced mare-wahr) is considered being a clone of Semillon.
The wine's palate is clean and fresh with slightly floral aromas and good acidity – like a Sauvignon/Semillon. It’s vinified without oak, though has a little time on fine lees.
First vintage: 2017