An intense, complex and persistent bouquet of apricot compote and spice with aromas of honey, beeswax, minerals and flint stone. Displaying a full body with an exceptional layered richness. With opening, the wine`s primary aromas of grape and floral touches develop into spice, aromatic herb, flinty and mineral notes, with hints of honey and nuts on the finish.
The wine has a pale lemon yellow colour and a bouquet reminiscent of green figs with hints of gooseberries and an intrusion of green peppers. The wine is dry, full bodied and has a long lingering finish.
Notes from the winery:
‘Miranius’, a clever fox who ventures into our vineyards and is delighted by the sweet aromas of the grapes.
The white wine Miranius is made exclusively with grapes from vineyards owned by Celler Credo in the county of Alt Penedès (Barcelona). All of the vineyards have been cultivated in accordance with the principles of organic, biodynamic agriculture. In Celler Credo’s vineyards we let plant cover grow spontaneously between the vines. This cover plays a crucial role, loosening the soil, regulating water retention and drainage (essential in the dry farming system we practise), and helping to foster biodiversity and maintain a balance in the vineyard ecosystem. Natural treatments based on medicinal plants (phytotherapy) are applied to the vines to control the presence of fungus and strengthen the vine’s defences in a natural way. All Celler Credo grapes are harvested by hand to ensure the excellent quality of the fruit. All our wines are produced and bottled on the property.
Miranius is a lively young wine that is very vibrant and ages well in the bottle. It is made mainly from the Mediterranean variety Xarel·lo, with subtle notes of Macabeu. Miranius has strong varietal character with crisp acidity and a good palate. To achieve this, we work with very low production volumes in our vineyards, taking great care over ripening with the aim of producing wines with natural, fresh acidity. This wine may contain natural sediments.
Light straw in colour, the 2010 Nosiola is clean and fresh, with lovely intensity and depth, offset by a bright, youthful quality. On the nose it is clean and delicate, with aromas of white flowers and green fruits, which give way to a dry, minerally palate and a delicate almond finish.
Musar Jeune White was first produced in 2006 with newly planted varieties, Vermentino (40%), Viognier (30%) and Chardonnay (30%) – expressing vibrant fruit flavours of grapes from young Bekaa Valley vines. The 2015 vintage was harvested in August, Chardonnay was the first to arrive at the winery on the 10th with a yield of 10 hl/ha, Viognier followed on the 13th, with 15 hl/ha and Vermentino was picked last on the 26th August with a yield of 15 hl/ha. The vines used for the Musar Jeune White are from our organically certified vineyards and come from 2 different vineyard terroirs: Chardonnay and Vermentino are grown on limestone based soils while the Viognier comes from vineyards with silty soils.
The Chardonnay and Vermentino were particularly expressive in 2015 with exotic fruit aromas of pineapple, bananas, lychees and hints of honeysuckle and jasmine. The Vermentino, native to Sardinia and Corsica adds citrus leaf aromatics, refreshing acidity, good richness and minerality. This is a crisp, well-structured wine of medium body with a long fruity and floral after taste.
Serve gently chilled with grilled seafood, Mediterranean vegetables & Thai cuisine.
Chateau Musar White is a truly unique white, made from ancient Lebanese varieties Obaideh and Merwah, dating back thousands of years. Reputedly, the ancestors of Chardonnay/Chasselas and Semillon, they are among only 6 indigenous grapes still commercially cultivated in Lebanon. The vineyards were planted between 50-90 years ago, at around 1,300 metres above sea level in the foothills of the Anti-Lebanon Mountains near Ain Arab on stony, chalky soils, and on the seaward side of Mount Lebanon in Baqaãta, on calcareous gravels. The vines remain phylloxera-free and are still on their own roots. Few vineyards of this calibre and history remain in the world.
The Chateau Musar White 2006 is an immensely appealing honey colour with a nose and palate of orange blossom, honey, toasted bread, almonds and basil. A very well balanced wine with good fresh lemon acidity and a long finish of citrus leaves, vanilla and honey. It is rich and concentrated but still elegant and subtle about its richness.
The style is reminiscent of a dry Sauternes or a mature white Graves: rich and intensely zesty, with very complex, long-lasting flavours. As such, the wine benefits from decanting and is best served at around 15° C (‘cellar cool’ rather than chilled) with fine foods of similar richness: duck and spicy Asian dishes, goat cheese, baked apple pie/tarte tatin.
Brothers Massimiliano and Walter Bartolomei oversee 130 hectares of low yielding, organic vineyards on the Adriatic coast of Le Marche. Grapes for the wine are harvested by hand and fermented in stainless steel tanks to preserve the purity of fruit. A lively nose of zesty lemons and limes and a hint of crushed almonds leads to a refreshing palate with a delicious mineral note.
Displays nicely integrated citrus and honey notes that intertwine perfectly with tropical flavours of pineapple, papaya and mango. This wine is soft and lingers long on the palate.
Pure Roussane that manages to be both rich, creamy with golden honey notes and racey and mineraly at the same time. A real treat. The vineyard is organic and the wine is made with no added sulphur.