The first bouquet is intense with notes of pepper, clove, vanilla, toast and forest fruits with further hints of blackcurrant, morello cherry, spice and coffee. There are secondary aromas of menthol and spice with hints of leather and flowers.
Chateau Kefraya 2010
Chateau Kefraya 2010 is an impressive red blend from Lebanon with dark concentrated color, thoroughbred and complex bouquet (spices, menthol, black fruits, tobacco), a full-bodied and rich taste as well as a solid tannic structure that endow this wine with a charming and solid character.
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Combining power and elegance with silky tannins, the Château Kefraya 2010 is characterized by subtle notes of cherry, spices, leather and vanilla. Still marked by wood, the bouquet starts out very promising. It’s the same impression on the palate, also capable of feeling the very good balance between grape and wood tannins.
This wonderful red blend pairs well with roasted or grilled lamb, chicken, duck, red meats especially slightly fattier steaks like ribeye and sirloin, venison. Also, great with soft cheese and aged Gouda and Cheddar, aged Manchego or Pecorino and other similar cow, goat or sheep milk cheeses.
International Wine & Spirit Competition, 2014: Bronze
International Wine & Spirit Competition, 2013: Silver
“A THOUSAND YEARS OLD TRADITION AND HERITAGE
More than 4000 years ago, vines were already growing in the land of Canaan, what is today Lebanon. Our Phoenicians ancestors were among the first to ferment grape juice from the vines growing in the Bekaa valley.
They exported their wine around the Mediterranean Sea, where wrecks of two Phoenician vessels were found in 1999 with hundreds of wine amphorae on board, evidencing that the wine from our terroir has been appreciated for thousands of years. To honor this tradition, our wines are shipped from the ‘’Phoenicians’ Gate”.
A few centuries later, at the beginning of the first millennium, the Romans – who inherited wine knowledge – built the temple of the god of wine Bacchus in Baalbeck (50km from Kefraya).
The Romans settled for a long period on the land of Kefraya and left many vestiges such as a wine press made of stones…”