A hugely striking white produced from Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, from Syria's only private wine estate! It has a fascinating nose - a little grassy and Sauvignon-esque on the first sniff, and then with lots of dried orange rind, candied peel, apricot, quince, bayleaf and something nutty there too - even praline. The mouthfeel is quite creamy, very broad and a little white Rhone like in terms of its weight, with a soft spicy note too, and that unmistakable Sauvignon acidity. Jancis has hit the nail on the head again - really, it has aged extremely well.
"The Syrian Vineyard making the world's most dangerous wine" - The Telegraph. Against the odds, we are so happy to import these wines. Made despite great adversity with the help of outstanding consultant Stephane Derenencourt, the Saadé brothers, Sandro and Karim, farm this fantastic vineyard 900m above sea level with shingle and limestone terroirs. Situated just near the port of Latakia ( once known as Laodicea) and near what was the ancient city of Antioch, this is home to some of the most ancient vineyards in the world, producing for over 3000 years.