I was delighted to discover in avant-première the new wine: B-Qā de Marsyas, on April 15th 2015, at La Centrale restaurant, Beirut.
B-Qā de Marsyas 2013 blends finesse and minerality and is defined by rounded tannins created by 8 to 10 months of gentle barrel aging. The wine has a beautiful presentation, deep red with purple hue. Red fruits on the nose with hints of spices. On the pallet the wine is elegant and round with well integrated tannins yet smooth and chalky.
Château Marsyas, the wine estate of the Johnny R. Saadé Family introduces this new wine produced according to the same quality, philosophy and attention to detail as its elder brother Château Marsyas, with a focus on manual harvesting, selective sorting, vinification methods and the respect of the environment. Commenting on this new release, the two brothers Karim and Sandro Saadé declare “Today, we are glad to introduce a new wine positioned among the quality Lebanese middle range wine labels. In 2013, our 65 hectare wine estate got a bigger production and then, we decided to start the production of B-Qā de Marsyas – an idea that came naturally to our mind based on a parcel selection. B-Qā de Marsyas is a really good wine to be tasted in a casual atmosphere which also allows Château Marsyas Grand Vin to comply with its limited production model where only the oldest and qualitative vines are kept”.
As I always recommend drinking in moderation, many studies have shown the multiple benefits of drinking a glass of red wine a day for women and two for men. Antioxidants found in red wine, may help prevent heart disease by increasing levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (the “good” cholesterol) and protecting against artery damage.Several other benefits will be revealed in the upcoming post!
Raise your glass to those health benefits and to Château Marsyas!
Dietitian Nicole Maftoum