Chateau Oumsiyat Merlot, Mount Lebanon

Merlot, Mount Lebanon


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  • Lebanese Merlot, medium bodied and full of black plum flavours with the short, unoaked, aging bringing out a little more chocolate and vanilla
  • The climate of Mount Lebanon and the altitude of the vines gives an extended ripening period which results in the wine having a complex aroma and being laden with fruity flavours
  • Château Oumsiyat is in the hands of the Bou Sleiman family who, with four generations experience in winemaking, bring passion and heritage to every bottle of wine they produce

Brief Description

Tasting Notes

A lovely style of Merlot with typical black plum flavours enhanced by chocolate and vanilla, smooth and fruit forward.


The vines are planted on the slopes of Mount Lebanon at an altitude of 1,200 metres above sea level, where the warm days are tempered by cooler nights. The summer diurnal temperature difference encourages an extended ripening period; concentrating the flavours and aromatic complexity in the berries, while the fruit retains balancing acidity from the cool nights.

The soil is sandstone clay, a sedimentary soil made up of sandy components rich in minerals, while the clay component has excellent water retention properties, essential for nourishing the vines throughout the hot, dry summer.

The vines are cane pruned and are planted at a density of 4,000 vines per hectare. The vineyard is cultivated with respect for the environment and the grapes are hand-harvested at optimal maturity.

The fruit was carefully sorted to ensure only healthy, ripe grapes were vinified. Traditional fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures of 28°C with selected yeasts.

A long post-fermentation maceration took place to extract colour, flavour and impart structure to the wine.

Ageing in stainless steel preserved the integrity of the pure fruit character. The wine was lightly filtered before bottling.

Ideal with...

Roast duck, turkey, and lean cuts of beef.


Grape: Merlot

Country: Lebanon

Wine Colour: Red

Vintage: 2018

Vegetarian: Yes

Vegan: Yes

ABV: 15.00

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