Warmth, sharpness, maturity, and character are the dominant traits of this wine. Imprinted with mature fruits, Its delicate and complex bouquet varies between an oaked aroma and red and black fruits. Notes of blackberry and blackcurrant blended with a fine “empyreumatic” touch give the wine a soft and complex character. Its final silky taste makes it a pleasant and accessible wine, to share in a relaxed environment. Grapes 35% Cabernet Sauvignon 22% Syrah 26% Caladoc 17% Tempranillo. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Caladoc, Syrah, and Tempranillo, this is a beautifully integrated wine made with the help of Chateau Angelus’ Hubert de Boüard. Lifted cassis, capsicum, herbs, and violets meld with silky tannins and fresh acidity.
The name IXSIR derives from “Iksir”, the original Arabic word for “Elixir”, a word common to many languages, defining the purest form of all substances, a secret potion that grants eternal youth and love.
The vision behind IXSIR is to reveal the best terroirs of Lebanon, some forgotten long since. Cultivated with respect to sustainable agriculture, IXSIR’s vineyards are spread in the mountains of Lebanon on clay-calcareous and limestone soil, from Batroun to Jezzine, benefiting from the unique microclimates, Lebanon has to offer.
IXSIR’s vineyards culminate at an altitude of 1,800m, making them one of the highest in the Northern Hemisphere.
Winemaking occurs in a winery located on the hills of Batroun where 17th-century traditional Lebanese house presides over a contemporary winery with sustainability at its core. Recognized several times for its green credentials, the IXSIR winery was named by CNN as one of the greenest buildings in the world and won the international Architizer A+ Award as well as the Good Green Design Award and the Green Mind MENA Award.