Lebnani Abyad, Mersel Wine
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Organic
Orange Wine (Skin Contact)

Lebnani Abyad, Mersel Wine - 2021

Item # 47975 1L

A medium-bodied skin contact white, this is a blend of 150 year-old vine Merweh from the Qannboubine Valley and young Sauvignon Blanc from the Bekaa Valley. Fresh, lively, mildly aromatic, and with a medium tannic structure, this is a diverse and food-friendly wine. Pair with a Lebanese mezze spread.

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Organic
Orange Wine (Skin Contact)

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Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.


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Staff Pick Notes

Mersel makes super accessible, easy-to-love natural wines in the mountains of Lebanon. They are committed to sustainability and to supporting local vineyard growers. Their vines are farmed organically and vinification is low intervention. The Lebnani Abyad (translated as Lebanese White) is one of those glou wines that necessitates the little-extra-of-a-liter bottle. It’s a blend of indigenous Merwah (70%) and Sauvignon blanc. The wines were vinified separately and both see 2-3 weeks of skin contact. You’ll love the aromas of fresh peaches, lychee, and flowers. The palate sings of juicy plums with a moderate backbone of acidity. It’s simply a fun, refreshing thirst quencher. Enjoy with Meze.

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Sauvignon Blanc

Few varietals have spawned as bizarre a list of descriptors as Sauvignon Blanc. Believe it or not, “cat pee” is in fact a complimentary tasting note, associated with some of the best bottlings. (It’s a somewhat odd way of pointing out herbaceousness in the wine.) Cat pee aside, Sauvignon Blanc (sometimes called "Fumé Blanc" in California) is a bit of a chameleon in terms of style, and quite utterly at the whim of the winemaker. Some are fermented in barrel, others in stainless steel. Some...

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