Massaya Rosé, Ghosn, Brunier & Hebrard, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon 2021

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Massaya Rosé, Ghosn, Brunier & Hebrard, Beqaa Valley, Lebanon 2021

All the Massaya wines are served in brilliant restaurants around London (Andrew Edmunds, Moro, Alain Ducasses &. Annabel's, to name a few). Second Massaya has a proper dollop of class and elegance - the wines are made in partnership between the Ghosn brothers in Bekaa Valley and Frederic and Daniel Brunier from Vieux Télégraphe and Dominique Hebrard, formerly from Chateau Cheval Blanc.

The 'story' is fantastic - this wine is made in the highest altitude wine region of Europe (1000m) in the Bekaa Valley. A stone's throw away is the famous Temple of Bacchus, where the Phoenicians were making wine two millennia ago. The Massaya team interfere as little as possible with thier wines, and rely on the snow & frost & morning fogs to “refresh the soils”. Recently they have planted Cedar trees, Junipers and Oaks in the surrounding area to encourage biodiversity.

Made in a crisp Provençal style, Massaya Rosé is an elegant combination of wild strawberry, redcurrants, Mediterranean spices, aromatic thyme and cooling mint. 40% Cinsault, 30% Syrah, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon this is a serious rosé and should please both those looking for South of France aesthetics and those who like their rosé with more structure and mouth-fill. 

This rosé is the house pour at Dorian and Andrew Edmunds.

The grapes are all hand picked early in the morning to retain freshness. The grapes are pressed, then the must is left to settle before it is fermented in stainless steel vats. It is bottled after eight months.

Great as an aperitif or with salads and light lunches, this is a food friendly rosé as well.