Mersel 2021 'Phoenix' Merwah Rose Field Blend, Wadi Qannoubine

Mersel 2021 'Phoenix' Merwah Rose Field Blend, Wadi Qannoubine

Item Number: 17774

UPC: None

Country: Lebanon
Region: North Lebanon
Sub Region: Bsharri District
Appellation/AVA: Wadi Qannoubine
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vintage: 2021
Grape(s): 80% Merwah / 20% Sangiovese
Type: Wine - Rose
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Sandy, volcanic, and limestone
Elevation: 1,600 meters

Vines: Indigenous Merwah vines, over 150 years old
Yeast: Indigenous
Added Sulfites: None
Fining: None
Filtering: None

Winemaking Notes: Picked in middle of October and destemmed into stainless tanks, the grapes ferment on their skins for 4 weeks. The juice is racked to stainless steel tanks in November. The temperature at the winery reaches -5 degrees Celsius during the night consistently in winter, which allows for natural cold stabilization of the wine.

Terroir Notes: Wadi Qannoubine is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Wadi is Arabic for “valley.” Surrounded by historic villages, it’s minutes from ski resorts and the famous Cedars of God. The vineyards have not been tendered for years due to war, immigration, and land mines. Wadi Qannoubine is a typical Mediterranean Alpine region with cool summers and cold winters. It has a maritime climate in the coastal areas with cool nighttime breezes that keep natural acids high.

About the Name: "Our Phoenix line comes from the rise of the Lebanese national bird, the Phoenix. The firebird that keeps rising, using its passion and determination to try something new. We are one of the first wineries in Lebanon to produce a completely natural, organic wine that is free from additives and that is unfined and unfiltered." - Eddie Chami