Couvent Rouge Red

 

Winery

Couvent Rouge

Type

Still Red Wine

Closure

Cork

 

Origin

The Bekaa Valley is the home of modern Lebanese wine. Almost 90% of Lebanon’s wine is made here, as is a respectable proportion of its Arak, the anise-flavored spirit that remains the nation’s favorite alcoholic drink. Although the Bekaa has long been a hotspot of agriculture in this otherwise desertous, mountainous region, it is only in the past few decades that its vinicultural potential has been truly realized.

Place

Bekaa Valley, Lebanon

Grapes

Cabernet / Tempranillo Blend 

 

 
Tasting Notes

First nose reveals note of red fruit aromas. Second nose insists strongly on red fruit and delivers alongside a mineral and woody taste. First note comes sweet, with an underlined and balanced acidity, revealing a slender of bitterness that develops elegantly under the palate. A well-balanced structure underlines astringent tannins. An intense aromatic persistence is delivered by the length and strength of the aromas.

About The Winery

Couvent Rouge was established in 2010, as a complement to the “Coteaux d’Heliopolis” cooperative project. Founded in 1999, the cooperative’s purpose was to replace illicit cannabis plantations with noble vine grapes plantations; offering therefore the possibility for the farmers to settle down in their native village.

Today, the Fairtrade certified cooperative gathers more than 200 farmers, with bio-certified vineyards, spreading on over 240Ha. Instead of selling raw materials to different Lebanese wine producers, two young and dynamic farmers, adherent to the cooperative, decided to give birth to the village’s wine by establishing Couvent Rouge, a modern and sophisticated winery that bears the name of its village.

Today, Couvent Rouge produces 3 different wines: Al Dayaa, the first Lebanese wine to address the consumer in Arabic. Coteaux Les Cedres, the first Fairtrade certified Lebanese wine.

Couvent Rouge, the private selection.