IXSIR Grande Reserve Rosé, 2020

Style: Dry       Vintage: 2015       

Varietal: Mourvèdre, Cinsault, and Syrah       Appellation: Batroun District       

Region: Mount Lebanon       Country: Lebanon      

A pale colored robe announces a delicate Rosé. Its fragrant and floral bouquet is a prelude to a bold yet subtle mouthfeel, pure and tantalizing, with hints of red fruit. A lingering taste sustained by a firm acidity gives this Rosé a lively finish.

The name IXSIR derives from “Iksir”, the original Arabic word for “Elixir”, a word common to many languages, defining the purest form of all substances, a secret potion that grants eternal youth and love. The vision behind IXSIR is to reveal the best terroirs of Lebanon, some forgotten long since. Cultivated with respect to sustainable agriculture, IXSIR’s vineyards are spread in the mountains of Lebanon on clay-calcareous and limestone soil, from Batroun to Jezzine, benefiting from the unique microclimates Lebanon has to offer. IXSIR’s vineyards culminate at an altitude of 1,800 m, making them the highest in the Northern Hemisphere. Winemaking occurs in a winery located on the hills of Batroun where 17th century traditional Lebanese house presides over a contemporary winery with sustainability at its core. Recognized several times for its green credentials, the IXSIR winery was named by CNN as one of the greenest buildings in the world, and won the international Architizer A+ Award as well as the Good Green Design award and the Green Mind MENA Award.