HARVEST & VINTAGE NOTES
Chateau Musar first started producing the Musar Jeune range of wines in 2006 from the fruit of organic, low-yielding Bekaa Valley vines at around 3,300ft above sea level. Altitude keeps the average temperature at 77°F with hot sunny days, cool nights, and 300 days of sunshine a year, which ripens the grapes to perfection.
Jeune Rouge is unoaked and made according to Musar’s natural non-interventionist winemaking philosophy. It is a vibrantly fruity and richly concentrated wine. Harvest began in mid-August, 2018. The grapes fermented in concrete vats between 80°–85°F, they were not fined or filtered and the sedimentation occurred naturally. Blending of the 3 varieties took place in March 2019, it rested in concrete vats again until being bottled in the summer of 2019.
The Musar Jeune Red 2018 is rich dark red in color, almost opaque with a hint of violet. It has intense aromas of red and black fruit, with notes of sweet spice, baked earth, concentrated plum and black cherry notes, similar to a baked fruit pie. The palate is richly fruited with an enticing core of black cherry, plums, blackberries, and black olives, with fresh acidity and soft, well-integrated tannins. A big, ripe wine that
is soft, fresh, and juicy. Designed to be enjoyed in its youth.
WINEMAKERS: Gaston Hochar & Tarek Sakr
GRAPES: 50% Cinsault, 30% Syrah, and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon from organically certified vineyards
VINE AGE: 15 to 60 years
SOIL: gravely with limestone base