White and rosé summer sippers are the perfect way to usher in the relaxing side of the season
Wine picks by Fabrice Guiberteau, technical director and oenologist for Chateau Kefraya
With six generations of talented wine growers solidly behind him, Fabrice Guiberteau, technical director and oenologist for Chateau Kefraya, never tries to copy the French wine style in his approach, rather he produces wine that reflects the Kefraya terroir, in the most natural way.
01 MYST FROM CHÂTEAU KEFRAYA
A delicate and ample rosé. It also offers a lot of freshness and creaminess. A refreshing aromatic palette of dominant notes of exotic fruit, cherries, wild strawberries and blackcurrant, around a finely tannic weave, allowing for a very pleasant feeling in the mouth. The Myst rosé is the aperitif wine to have alongside the pool or the sea, with tapas, finger foods and summer grills.
02 WHITE KEFRAYA CHÂTEAU
An unusual blend in Lebanon of Viognier, Chardonnay and Vermentino from the best terroirs and fermented in oak barrels. This wine offers finely woody and delicate notes, minerality and toast aromas, blending elegantly with fruity and floral notes. The palate is creamy and fresh. It accompanies Lebanese mezze such as fried f ish (bezri), grilled squid, octopus, grilled royal shrimp and fish from the Lebanese coast. In international cuisine, its elegance makes it the perfect accompaniment to sushi, salmon fillet and other grilled or cooked fish.
03 CHÂTEAU KEFRAYA ROSÉ
Blending the grapes of Cinsault, Tempranillo and Mourvèdre, this great rosé wine was a favorite of the famous critic in French wine, Michel Bettanne, who awarded it a score of 16/20. A fresh and very intense rosé, with a beautiful aromatic expression combining intense floral notes and citrus, it is distinguished by its elegance. This is the perfect wine for a sunset aperitif and to accompany finger foods and tapas.
04 CHÂTEAU KEFRAYA BL ANC DE BLANCS
A fresh and aromatic white wine, the floral notes are very present and associated with contrasts of honey and lilac that marry wonderfully well with sushi, salad, fish and shellfish.