Hochar Père et Fils is often referred to as the ‘second’ wine of Chateau Musar.
Hochar Père et Fils Red is a blend of Cinsault, Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon, from a single vineyard near the Bekaa Valley village of Aana, characterized by deep soils over limestone.
Yields are low from the bush vines which are on average, 30 years of age.
The three grape varieties are fermented in cement vats, with 6 to 9 months ageing in French oak barrels before blending and bottling without fining or filtration.
As with the Chateau Musar Red, the wines are blended to reflect the character of each vintage. Wine are then aged several years in bottle, and released to market a full four years after the harvest.
A great representation of Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan and Cinsault; the wine is showing lots of fresh/youthful and dried fruit; black cherry, black berry, black currant and plums. There’s lots of dried leaves and dried earth on the wine; with cedar spice, dried leather, and spice. The wine is dry with persistent tannins and refreshing acidity.
Drink now or age for 10+ years
Roasted venison, bison burgers, braised lamb shanks, lentils, roasted mushrooms, firm & aged cheeses.