HARVEST & VINTAGE NOTES
Chateau Musar first started producing the Musar Jeune range of wines in 2006 from the fruit of low-yielding Bekaa Valley vines at around 3,300ft above sea level. Altitude keeps the average temperature at 77°F with hot sunny days, cool nights, and 300 days of sunshine a year, which ripens the grapes to perfection.
Jeune Rouge is unoaked and made according to Musar’s natural non-interventionist winemaking philosophy. It is a vibrantly fruity and richly concentrated wine. The wines fermented in concrete vats between 80°–85°F, they were not fined or filtered and the sedimentation occurred naturally. Blending of the 3 varieties took place in March 2018, it rested in concrete vats again until being bottled in the summer of 2018.
The Musar Jeune Red 2017 is fresh, vibrant, fruity and soft with plenty of ripe red and dark fruit and a hint of sweet spice. The tannins are gentle and the finish smooth. It’s perfect for immediate drinking but also has years of aging potential.
WINEMAKERS: Gaston Hochar & Tarek Sakr
GRAPES: Syrah, Cinsault, and Cabernet Sauvignon from organically certified vineyards
VINE AGE: 15 to 60 years
SOIL: gravely with limestone base
TOTAL ACIDITY: 6 g/L as tartaric acid
TOTAL SULPHUR: 38 mg/L