Love Letter 2021

About the wine

Summary: still, light red wine, semi-carbonic

Place: Bechouat, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon (1,260m)

Grapes: 100% Merlot

Soil: Limestone

Farming: Organic, dry farmed

Alcohol: 13%

Sugar: 0 g/L

Grape Yield: 20hL/Ha

Winemaking: Destemmed, semi-carbonic maceration in staqinless steel for 10 days with indigenous yeasts. Elevage in staunless fo 13 months. No added SO2, fining, or filtration.

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About the winemaker

Laila Maghathe is a new producer in the Mersel portfolio. She is originally from the US and is currently making wine between Lebanon and Southern Australia.

She’s been working in wine production for about 7 vintages and settled in Lebanon making “Love Letter” since 2021. She strongly believes in natural wine and making wine without any additives. All the wines produced are organic, fermented naturally, have zero sulphur added and are meant to be expressive and alive.

Her newest wine, Love Letter, is an ode to her Levantine roots.