Why Les Raretés?
From the womb of our efforts to diversify the taste of Lebanese wine, the selection of Les Raretés was born. It comprises varietals that are solely planted in Lebanon by Karam Wines; undoubtedly others will follow suit. Their scarcity earned them their name: Les Raretés. –Captain Habib Karam
Wine Type: White wine
Grape Variety: Albariño (Spain)
Appellation: Jezzine, Southern Lebanon
Fermentation:100% in stainless steel, no malolactic fermentation
Maturation: Aged in oak barrels for 6 months
100% new French oak
Serving: Best served at 8 – 10°C
Decanting: No decanting is necessary prior to savoring
In Captain Karam’s endless educational travels to winemaking countries and its different regions, he discovered Albariño and realized instantly it would feel right in the damp high altitude,sea-breezed vineyards of Jezzine, where it can develop outstanding freshness and varietal definition.
Winemaking & Tasting Notes
After being handpicked and vinified, this wine is aged for a further six-months in oak barrels to develop a rounded structure and complexity to complement the grape’s natural freshness. The result is a wine in which the exotic pineapple, passion fruit, oak vanilla and Williams pear aromas are in pleasing harmony with the mouthwatering acidity, reflecting the profound and ancient terroir of Southern Lebanon. Albariño
can be drunk young and has good ageing potential.
Food Pairing: Pairs well with all types of pasta with white sauce, white meat, cooked fish or sushi