Carringtons will be hosting a vertical tasting in conjunction Château Musar at the Aladdin restaurant. The event will profile the red, white and rose vintages produced by the Hochar family of Château Musar and pair the wines with Middle Eastern cuisine, with options to accommodate vegetarians on the menu. With a history dating back to just after the First World War, Château Musar has a rich history to compliment their wines.
Gaston Hochar established the vineyard in 1930 after he returned from Bordeaux having completed his winemaking studies. Subsequently his son, Serge, took over the vineyard in 1959, and set about applying many of the modern oenology techniques he learnt in Bordeaux, as his father did though under the tutorage of Jean Riberau and Emile Peynaud.
Musar have cemented their reputation for producing wines that are profoundly unique in their expression of the Lebanese terroir, despite comparisons being drawn between to the wines Bordeaux, Burgundy and the Rhone valley and those produced by the Hochars.
Musar arguably produce blends in the style of these regions, using Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan and Cinsault grapes for his reds, and the indigenous Lebanese varieties Obaideh and Merwah in his whites and roses, though with the later includes a little Cinsault for colour.
1979 proved an important year for Musar, Michael Broadbent declaring Chateau Musar’s ’67 vintage ‘The Find Of The Fair’ at The Bristol Wine Fair. This proved the catalyst that brought Musar to the UK and mainland Europe.
Despite the many obstacles of producing wines in an area that has been plagued by violence and conflict, Musar have continually produced vintages year in year out, missing only ’76 due to the roads being impassable and no electricity being available.
Now run by the 3rd generation of the family, Musar have achieved a cult status internationally, with a dedicated and passionate following. We hope you can join us to explore the truly unique and renowned wines of Château Musar. To RSVP, please email – firstname.lastname@example.org
528 Wilmslow Road
Date – 22/04/2015
Time – 7pm for 7.30pm start
Tickets £35 per person