Massaya Classic White 2021
Zesty and fresh with lots of fruit and a crisp acidity. The native obeïdi variety imparts a hint of easygoing eastern style.
Grapes: obeidi 20%, rolle 20%, clairette 20%, sauvignon blanc 20%, chardonnay 20%.
The Ghosn brothers, Sami and Ramzi, were determined to realize their dream by bringing to life great wines at the Tanaïl Property. To do this they decided to bring in priceless know-how to one of the world’s oldest wine producing regions.
On 27 May, 1998, a partnership was formed with an ambition to produce a world calss Lebanese wine in the Bekaa Valley. it brought together The Ghosn brothers - Sami and Ramzi - and Dominique Hébrard, owner of Chateau Trianon and the Brunier brothers, Daniel and Frédéric, co-proprietor at Le Vieux Télégraphe.
The new wine was to have a limited annual production and it was to be called Massaya, named the time of day when twilight sets on the vineyard and the sky turns purple as the sun sets behind Mount-Lebanon.
This prestigious Franco-Lebanese collaboration has united great men of wine and created optimum conditions for making great wine, taking advantage of the exceptional soil here in the Bekaa.
Not only did Massaya become a world class Lebanese wine, it was the catalyst for the renaissance of the Lebanese wine tradition.
A very special place, the vineyards of the Tanaïl Estate are located at an altitude of 1000 meters above sea level in the Bekaa Valley, where the slopes are protected by Mount Lebanon and the Anti -Lebanon mountains. Free of frost and disease, the Bekaa Valley enjoys a unique climate with long gentle summers, wet winters and an average temperature of 25 degrees that is perfect for viticulture.