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Chateau Ka Fleur de Ka Bekaa Valley 2007 £29.13
CHATEAU KA FLEUR DE KA BEKAA VALLEY
Akram Kassatly built his winery in the Bekaa Valley in 1973. Shortly after the first wines were made, Lebanon was engulfed by war. The winery was forced to close and Akram moved into other businesses. Finally, in 2005 he announced that he was going to try again. Today, Château Ka is the only winery in Lebanon to produce wine entirely from their own vineyards. Akram creates both rich, concentrated reds and beautifully fresh, fruity, crisp white wines that are some of the finest in the country.
The vineyard is located at 1000m above sea level at the Eastern end of the Bekaa valley. There is very little annual rainfall so drip irrigation is used as necessary. The vineyard was planted in 1998 with all harvesting done by hand in the cool of the morning into 20KG boxes.
Upon reception, the grapes are destemmed and crushed. Fermentation occurs at 27-28 degrees. Maceration follows for 3 weeks. Free-run wine is extracted, remaining grapes are pressed. Press wine doesn't go to the blend of this wine.
Bright red fruits jump out of the glass along with a hint of oak. The palate is rich, smooth and supple with bright cherry and redcurrant fruit; whilst fine tannins hint to its longevity and the finish is minutes long!
There are 3 reviews with an average rating of 5.00
Rob from United Kingdom14 December 2019 23:36
I havent tried the 2007 but I saw a bottle of the 2006 in Dubai Duty Free this week and bought it out of curiosity. I have to say it is one of the smoothest fullest-bodied velvet reds I have ever tasted - and that was straight out of the bottle. I am going to try the 2007 at Christmas (2019) to see if it matches up.
Dan from United Kingdom29 June 2021 16:35
An exceptional wine from the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon. Classic grapes (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah) aged, give this a smooth and slightly oaky flavor.
Dan from IrelandOwner04 January 2022 13:40
A well balanced wine with just a hit of fruit and a good structured taste - it is like a good french wine in ways. Can be taken without food but better with.