Lebanon - Bakaa Valley
What We Say
Dark fruits and pepper combine in this smooth and easy-drinking Languedoc red.
What They Say
A classic blend of Grenache, Syrah and Carignan, vinified in stainless steel tanks to preserve freshness and purity of fruit. Medium bodied, with notes of crushed strawberries, fresh cherry, sweet spices and a signature long finish.
About The Producer Saint Jacques d'Albas
Château St. Jacques d'Albas is situated in the Languedoc region of the South of France, nestled in the hills behind the medieval city of Carcassonne. To the North are the Black mountains, to the Southeast the Mediterranean ocean, and the snow peaked Pyrénées rise to the South. Woodland and garrigue cover two thirds of the domaine - and much of the land beyond that - providing a refuge for migratory birds and wild animals, as well as a healthy ecological protection for the interspersed 26 hectares of vine plots. Our winemaking philosophy is to respect nature’s environment, while applying modern techniques to allow the “terroir” to express itself. Prior to 2001, the St Jacques harvest was sold off to the local Cave Cooperative. Since purchase in 2001, we exited this arrangement and then radically changed the viticulture, focusing on organic long-term soil management, ripping up high yielding and relatively low quality vines, to replace them with low yield, high quality clones.
Critics & Awards
International Wine Challenge 2020 : bronze medal
Gilbert&Gaillard 2020 : gold medal 92 points