Lebnani Abyad (White)2021
Natural Still White Wine – 1000ml
First Made: 2020
Grape: Merwah (70%), Sauvignon Blanc (30%)
Yield: 10hL / Ha
Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Residual Sugar: 0 g/L
PH Level: 3.2
SO2: 18 PPM
Region: Bcharre, Qannboubine Valley – North Lebanon (1,700m) Indigenous Merwah vines, over 150 year old Ainata, Bekaa Valley (1,700m) – Sauvignon Blanc vines, 12 years old
Best Opened: Best to open at 10 degrees celsius as one would a white wine.
Winemaking Method: Sauvignon Blanc picked first week of August, partially destemmed, partially pressed, free-run juice added back on skins in stainless tanks. Punch down occurs twice daily. It ferments for three weeks at 17 degrees celsius. An additional two weeks of maceration is done.
Merwah is harvested in the first week of October, it goes a slow ferment on skins for three weeks. It is then pressed and blended with the Sauvignon Blanc. The wines go through Malolactic Fermentation naturally, they are racked twice before being bottled in late spring.