Ghajn Rihana estate in Burmarrad. 1.6 hectares of land under vine. Deep alkaline soil with calcareous clay subsoil. Vertical trellis system with permanent cordon training for Cabernet Sauvignon and replacement cane pruning for Cabernet Franc. Controlled drip irrigation 9,000 vines per hectare
7515kg of grapes harvested
Yield: 29.7 hectolitres per hectare
The 2008 vintage, contrary to the previous year, was characterised by relatively cooler winter temperatures and exceptionally wet weather with the January precipitation reaching a record 230.5mm. These conditions resulted in an average yield.
Destemming, 16 days maceration time, temperature controlled stainless steel fermentation minimum of 14 months of maturation in new french oak barrels
Char-grilled Filet of beef accompanied with duchess potatoes
The wine is still closed. In its infancy