Chateau Marsyas B-Qā

With red fruits on the nose followed by hints of earthy spices, B-Qā is elegant and round, with a long and savory finish on fruits and freshness.

Chateau Marsyas is owned by brothers Karim and Sandro Saadé, and was the dream of their father Johnny, who was eternally passionate about wine. Bordeaux was his favorite, and in later years, he became mesmerized with Côtes du Rhone reds.

In 1998, the family decided to transform dream into reality establishing the vineyard in their homeland in Lebanon.  Marsyas sits nearly 1,000 meters above sea level, spread across 65 hectares of soil formed from red clay and limestone. Pesticides and herbicides are rejected altogether, and the soils are regularly maintained to avoid any compactions, allowing for good oxygenation and the absorption of organic materials. Grapes are harvested by hand, gathered in small crates and sorted twice before being fed by conveyor to protect the fruit. 

In 2013, the estate witnessed a bigger yield, and it was then that the Saadé brothers decided to kickstart the production of B-Qā de Marsyas, to be positioned among quality Lebanese mid-range wines. The result of careful parcel selection for younger vines, B-Qā brings together 70% cabernet sauvignon, 20% Syrah, and 10% mourvèdre. 

B-Qā, named in honor of the valley from which it issues forth, shares the same vineyards of its elder brother Marsyas and is borne from the same rigorous qualitative philosophy of manual work, green harvesting and low yields. The difference is in the maturation time of 6-8 months in French barrels, which fosters a beautiful aromatic balance and well-integrated tannins.

  • Lebanon
  • Red Wine
  • Other Red

Shipping Options / Costs

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Shipping Option Per Box  Cost
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Ship to: Local Wellington Region (*) Up to 12 bottles $2.50
Ship to: Rest of New Zealand Up to 12 bottles $6.00
Ship to: Rural Deliveries Up to 12 bottles Add + $4.50
Ship to: Waiheke Island Up to 12 bottles Add + $12.00
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