Chateau Heritage Nine
Elements: Château Heritage, Nine is a combination of the nine grapes that the château works with and namely Cinsault, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Carignan, Grenache, Tempranillo, Merlot, and Cabernet-Franc.
Harvest: Totally manual harvest with only the exceptional years and optimal quality grapes used.
Life Cycle: upon arrival to the winery yard, grapes were de-stemmed and pumped into temperature controlled stainless steel tanks where the alcoholic and malolactic fermentation developed with time. This wine stayed in contact with grapes’s skin for a period of two weeks. Maturation took place in stainless steel tanks. This particular wine was aged in stainless steel tank without ever touching oak before being bottled and preserved for a certain period for proper evolution.
Bottling: When the wine is deemed ready, it is bottled at the château. High Quality Corks from Amorim are used in the 24mm format.
Alcoholic strength: 13% ; Total Acidity: 3.65g/l H2SO4 ; Residual Sugar: 1.15g/l
Tasting Notes: For the first time, Château Heritage introduces its wine called “9” to be a true representation of a Lebanese wine; the real taste of Lebanon using the nine red grape varieties of the Bekaa-Valley. Château Heritage used primarily Cinsault that gave this wine its warmth and softness; Cabernet-Sauvignon and Syrah that gave it its structure, color and freshness; and the other six varieties being present in small quantities played the role of "salt and pepper”. The cocktail of the 9-grapes gives this wine a taste of ripe plums with fruit flavors and tobacco.