A Lebanese Red Wine with Cherry and Spice AromasChateau Kefraya was founded by the visionary Michel de Bustros and today includes over 300 hectares of terraced vineyards, deeply rooted in the slopes of Mount Barouk in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. The diver mosaic of unique micro-terroirs allows for the cultivation of a wide range of varietals, and the vineyards are managed using sustainable practices with minimal intervention. As an avid painting and opera enthusiast, Bustros believed in the power of the composition to produce a whole greater than the sum of its parts. In much the same way, the wines of Chateau Kefraya blend various varietals from different terroirs to create wines of unparalleled complexity. The estate's namesake Chateau Kefraya red wine is made with fruit from 30-year-old vines spread over 22 hectares, which are hand-harvested. The blend includes Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Mourvedre and aged in new French oak barrels for 18 to 24 months.
The Chateau Kefraya 2013 offers a beautifully complex bouquet, complete with subtle notes of cherry, spices, vanilla and leather. On the palate, this wine is quite powerful but simultaneously elegant, with smooth, silky and very well-rounded tannins that coat the mouth. This Lebanese red wine can either be enjoyed in its youth or kept for up to a decade to evolve in flavor.