In 1990, the countryside house of the family in the Beqaa at Tanaïl had been abandoned to civil war and was inhabited by several families of squatters. Vegetation was scarce as the wells were damaged and the fence non-existent. It took the Ghosns’ best negotiating skills to reclaim the land.
Massaya is run by brothers Sami and Ramzi Ghosn in partnership with Frédéric and Daniel Brunier from Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe and Dominique Hebrard, formerly from Château Cheval Blanc.
Grapes grown on the hillsides of the Beqaa Valley at 900 to 1 200 metres above sea level. It is made from grenache noir 35%, cinsault 35%, tempranillo 30%. 40 years on average. Matured in vats for 12 months prior to release.
A fresh, thirst-quenching wine for everyday drinking, distinguished by hints of spice and pepper. Drink when young to fully enjoy its fruit
Good to go with spicy lamb dishes, mildly spiced Indian dishes, Provençal stuffed vegetables, roast grouse, black pudding or gammon roast (or Quorn equivalent)