Lebanon is conveniently located in the Mediterranean Basin. The location, topography and climate allows us to grow many varieties of noble regional grapes. Most are native to Mediterranean regions such as France, Italy, Spain and Greece. At the vineyards of Chateau Trois Collines, these varieties grow in optimal conditions, allowing us to create a rich selection of wines. The selection will satisfy the palates of all wine lovers, as well as inspiring novices to further explore the wonderful world of wine.
World renowned and very popular, Cabernet Sauvignon grapes produce some of the best wines on their own, or as part of a blend with other grape varieties.
An extremely popular grape variety in wine making, it is characterized by a soft, smooth texture and a fruity taste. This grape can produce delicious varietal wines on its own, as well as combining with other varieties to produce enticing blends.
Pinot Noir is one of the most charismatic grape varieties and has created some of the best red wines in the world. It can produce red wines with intoxicating aromas and a dense, fleshy body – or it can result in very elegant and delicate wines.
Syrah / Shiraz
Syrah, or Shiraz as it is called in some countries, is considered to be one of the great noble red varieties because of its ability to produce a dark, full bodied wine suitable for aging.
Tempranillo is the noblest grape of Spain.
Grenache thrives best in hot and dry vineyards and matures later than other varieties. It is naturally high in alcohol content and lends itself to the production of both red wines as well as rosés.
The success of Chardonnay is so striking that it has almost become a brand on its own. This variety has resulted in everything from light, mineral wines to full bodied and buttery ones. In warm climates, Chardonnay is adorned with flavors and aromas of tropical fruits. In cooler climates, winemakers are cultivating this variety to produce wines with a medium to light body and subtle flavor nuances.
Aromatic grapes in early maturation, Sauvignon produces a crisp and dry wine which is aromatic and herbaceous in flavor. In cooler climates these wines often have a vegetal or grassy flavor, with noticeable acidity and slight notes of tropical fruit. In warmer climates they evolve to a more fruity aroma where the notes of tropical fruit and gooseberry become more prominent.
This grape has a distinctive yellow hue. Viognier produces wines described as sensual, hedonistic and seductive. The aroma and flavor characteristics of Viognier wines include apricot, peach, flower and violet.
The Agiorgitiko is the most cultivated grape in Greece and is capable of producing a variety of wines. From fruity rosés to full-bodied reds these wines age well. Similar to Beaujolais, it is characterized by appetizing flavors and tones reminiscent of cherry and blueberry.
Sangiovese with its dark skin is the most cultivated grape variety in Italy, synonymous with Tuscan red wines and the romanticism of this region.
The Assyrtico (also spelled Assyrtiko) is probably the most symbolic grape of Greece. This grape is mineral rich and enjoys a reputation for being versatile.
Mourvèdre is a grape with black skin and has been grown in vineyards around the Mediterranean for centuries.