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Château Ksara Le Prieure Rouge Lebanon

Château Ksara Le Prieure Rouge Lebanon

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Unveiling a Lebanese Gem: Chateau Ksara Le Prieure Rouge Tasting Notes & Food Pairings

Calling all wine enthusiasts seeking a unique and flavourful adventure! Look no further than the Chateau Ksara Le Prieure Rouge, a captivating red wine hailing from the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon. Produced by the illustrious Chateau Ksara, one of the oldest wineries in the Middle East, Le Prieure Rouge boasts a rich heritage and a captivating taste profile.

A Wine Steeped in History

The story of Le Prieure Rouge is intrinsically linked to Chateau Ksara's fascinating past. The winery was established in 1857 by Jesuit monks who brought their knowledge of viticulture from France. Le Prieure Rouge, meaning "The Priory" in French, pays homage to the winery's monastic roots. Interestingly, some grapes used in this wine are believed to be descendants of those originally planted by the monks themselves!

Aromatic Allure

Right from the uncorking, Le Prieure Rouge entices with its inviting bouquet. Expect a burst of fresh, red fruit aromas like raspberries, cherries, and plums. Subtly interwoven are intriguing hints of spice, such as licorice and black pepper, adding a touch of complexity to the fragrance.

A Delightful Dance on the Palate

The first sip of Le Prieure Rouge reveals a medium-bodied wine with a delightful interplay of fruit flavours and savoury notes. The initial burst of red fruit from the nose translates beautifully onto the palate, offering a refreshing and juicy character. Hints of earth and spice emerge on the mid-palate, adding depth and intrigue. The tannins are gentle and well-integrated, providing a pleasant structure without overwhelming the fruit. The finish is clean and lingers with a touch of peppery spice.

Crafted for Unoaked Pleasure

Unlike many red wines, Le Prieure Rouge is vinified without seeing any oak ageing. This allows the inherent characteristics of the grapes to shine through, resulting in a wine that is fresh, fruit-forward, and eminently drinkable.

A Blend of Intrigue

Le Prieure Rouge is a captivating blend of indigenous Lebanese grapes and a touch of Caladoc, a French hybrid known for its versatility. The primary grapes used are Cinsault, Carignan, and Mourvèdre. Cinsault brings bright acidity and red fruit notes, while Carignan contributes structure and earthiness. Mourvèdre adds a touch of richness and peppery spice, creating a truly harmonious blend.

The Perfect Food Pairings

Le Prieure Rouge's versatility makes it a fantastic partner for a wide range of dishes. Here are some delectable pairings to explore:

  • Mediterranean Magic: Embrace the Lebanese heritage of this wine by pairing it with classic Mediterranean dishes. Moussaka, a rich eggplant casserole, is a perfect match, as the smoky flavours of the eggplant complement the wine's earthiness.
  • Pasta Perfection: Let Le Prieure Rouge elevate your pasta night. Tomato-based pasta sauces create a beautiful harmony with the wine's fruitiness and acidity. Consider a simple tomato and basil sauce or a more robust puttanesca with olives and capers.
  • Grilled Delights: Fire up the grill and pair Le Prieure Rouge with grilled meats. Chicken seasoned with Middle Eastern spices like cumin and coriander creates a flavour symphony. Grilled sausages or lamb skewers are equally delightful options.
  • Cheese Harmony: Le Prieure Rouge pairs well with a variety of cheeses. Gouda, with its creamy texture and nutty flavour, is a classic choice. Alternatively, explore harder cheeses like cheddar or manchego for a contrasting textural experience.

Beyond the Bottle

Chateau Ksara Le Prieure Rouge offers more than just a delicious drinking experience. It's a chance to delve into the rich history of Lebanese winemaking and discover the unique character of Bekaa Valley grapes. With its versatility and approachability, Le Prieure Rouge is sure to become a new favourite for curious wine lovers seeking to explore beyond the mainstream.

Stock Up on Chateau Ksara Le Prieure Rouge at The General Wine Company

Embark on your own flavourful journey with Chateau Ksara Le Prieure Rouge. Here at The General Wine Company, we are proud to offer this captivating Lebanese gem. Visit our website or our stores in Liphook & Petersfield to add a bottle (or two!) to your collection. With its excellent value and captivating taste, Le Prieure Rouge is sure to impress.

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