Perseides 2008


Perseides 2008

Origin of the name:

Perseides means the shooting stars observed around 12th August each year in Lebanon. Indeed, the ideal location of the castle at 1,300 meters above sea level, without fog or urban light pollution, allows patient enthusiasts to observe these shooting stars.

The name of this wine was born during the first night we watched this light display!

This wine comes from a rigorous selection of grapes representing the vintage particularity and is given the best attention during its development. It is a wine of great nobility, the result of all the love that the Khoury family brings to the vines. A wine made with passion for wine lovers!


Product information:

- Vintage: 2008

- Grapes:         - Syrah (50%)

                        - Cabernet Sauvignon (25%)

                        - Cabernet Franc (25%)

- Annual production: 7200 bottles

- Type of wine: red wine

- Packaging: 75 cl

- Number of bottle per carton: 6 x 75 cl


Technical Information:

- Volumetric Alcohol content: 12.5% ​​VOL

- Residual sugar: <2g / L


Vineyard Information:

- Location: Dhour Zahle

- Soil: Clay and limestone

- Exposure: South

- Area: 9 ha

- Altitude: 1260 meters

- Size: double Guyot

- Age of the vines: 13 years

- Number of vines per hectare: 4000

- Yield: 40 hl / ha

- Cultural methods: biological


Winemaking process: - Harvest: end of September - Harvested by hand in plastic boxes of 20 kg, whole grapes are de-stemmed and crushed, and put in thermo-regulated stainless steel - Pre-fermentation, cold maceration for about a week, followed by alcoholic fermentation with indigenous yeasts and Malolactic fermentation - Alcoholic fermentation: 4 weeks - Apparatus: 40% in new barrels of different French producers and 60% in barrels under a year - Maturation period: 18 months - Kept in cellars 6 years before being placed on the market in late 2014 Tasting advice: - Serving temperature: Decant into a carafe two hours before serving to allow it to open fully - Store: 20 years - Wine and food pairing: Excellent with raised meat: beef, lamb, and game; as well as with cheese from raw milk. Tasting notes: - Intense garnet color - Complex fruity and spicy nose - Fruity and slightly round mouth with very soft tannins

- Well balanced between fruit and fat