IXSIRWebsite : WWW.IXSIR.COM.LB
Al-Iksir, meaning Elixir, is the purest form of all substances, a secret potion that grants eternal youth and love. Ixsir was therefore chosen as a fitting name for a new project established by a group of friends who share the desire of creating the finest wines Lebanon has to offer, and have been willing to spare no expense in realising their dream.
The winemaking consultant is Hubert de Boüard of Château Angélus and the grapes are selected from the best terroirs throughout Lebanon, sponsoring sustainable development within growers’ communities. The winery is situated beneath an historic manor house in Basbina and its breathtaking blending of sleek modern lines with ancient heritage has earned it acclaim as one of CNN’s greenest buildings of 2011.
The Altitudes wines are named after the exceptional 1000-metre-plus terroirs of the Bekaa Valley and they are pure and unoaked, whereas the Grande Réserve wines are powerful, rich and barrel-aged.
Other wines by this producer
Warmth, sharpness, and ripeness are key here. Strawberries, oak and cassis on the nose. The open, accessible palate structure is enlivened by blackberry and cassis with a hint of green pepper, with ripe, soft tannins lending complexity; and a long, silky finish.
Pure golden hue. Enticing white flowers, peach and citrus fruits on the nose. Equilibrium between mellowness and liveliness on the palate which leads into a long finish with classy oak notes.
A nose saturated with Mediterranean character and exuberant aromas of ripe fruits and spices. Its concentrated, palate has a fine tannin texture and attractive lively black fruits which last through to a long finish.
Elegant starbright gold in the glass with an exquisite bouquet of floral aromas, hints of Muscat and notes of grapefruit on the nose. On the palate, this floral and fruity blend has soft, balanced acidity and spicy undertones