WINE

White and rosé sum­mer sip­pers are the per­fect way to usher in the re­lax­ing side of the sea­son

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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.

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