Massaya, meaning that magical time at twilight, is the creation of two dynamic brothers who have harnessed the potential of their fabulous terroir to the know-how of two french winemaking dynasties. Together they continue a tradition since biblical times for great wine from Lebanon.
Ramzi & Sami Ghosn, Daniel & Frédéric Brunier (Vieux Télégraphe) and Dominique Hébrard (ex Cheval Blanc). This is a partnership between two courageous brothers Ramzi and Sami Ghosn of the Lebanon, and two far-sighted French families.
Location: the grapes (Grenache noir 50%, Mourvèdre 50%) for the 'cap Est' are grown on the hillsides in the most north-easterly portion of the Beqaa Valley at 1,200m altitude, in the Raas Baalbeck area. An arid and continental environment, where Mount Lebanon and the Anti-Lebanon Mountains meet.
Pale ruby in colour, with a nose that subtly blends violets and very ripe red berry fruits. On the palate, seductive velvety elegance overlays an attractive weave of fine tannins, highlighting the minerality of the terroir.