We offer an exclusively Lebanese wine list developed by our wine consultant (@tastingwithamy) to showcase local viticulture. All our wines are available to takeaway or to drink at Aaliya's Books (corkage for drink in is LL30,000).
Ruby, Batroun Mountains — LL33,750
Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Wild blackcurrant and strawberry fruit aromas intertwine with notes of coffee, chocolate and toasted almonds. Round and smooth with a velvety finish. Great with a chocolate dessert.
CinLight, Terre Joie — LL130,000
A modern style of wine for Lebanon, made using old vines and high altitude. With buckets of young red fruit on the nose and a deliciously smooth and light palate, this wine is fabulous chilled and a real show of Lebanese potential for lighter wines.
SDF, Terre Joie — LL119,000
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cinsault, Syrah
An array of berry fruit, rhubarb and soft spice combine with black cherry, violets and smooth tannins to give a rounded palate with great length. Superb for a chilly winter or fireplace wine
Pinot Noir, Aurora — LL136,000
Strawberry and red berry fruit on the nose with a hint of herbal aroma and slight tannin on the palate. Long finish and more full bodied than your typical Pinot noir, without losing its balance of freshness and elegance.
Tempranillo, Domaine Wardy — LL59,000
Soft on the palate due to its time spent in oak and with refreshing acidity, this wine exudes a morish blend of black cherry and herbal aromas with flavours that follow through to floral notes and green leaf. The only single varietal Tempranillo in Lebanon
Cabernet Sauvignon, Domaine Wardy — LL59,000
Notes of green bell pepper and blackcurrant intertwine and provide the canvas for a balanced red with well blended tannins. Fresh and juicy, with hints of pine and good acidity, this is a great food wine.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Latourba — LL76,000
More new-world in style, this single vineyard wine is a bright, medium-bodied, fruit forward Cabernet oozing blackcurrant, and red berry notes. Time spent in oak adds an earthy quality, roundness and complexity to the palate which also includes a refreshing raspberry coulis-like note. Finishing long and superbly balanced it has a air of cedar too.
Simil, Latourba — LL54,000
Mouvedre, Sangiovese, Syrah,
Aromas of black cherry, blackberry and wild red berry. Fresh and mellow on the palate with hints of red fruit and caramel. Smooth tannins and a light finish.
Syrah, Latourba — LL76,000
Black cherries and dried fruit on the nose pave way for a silky palate with flavours of caramel, sweet spice and a hint of smoke from its oak ageing.
Petit Couvent white, Couvent Rouge — LL33,000
Obeideh, Sauvignon Blanc
Made from grapes grown in former marijuana fields, this wine offers aromas of green apple and apricot. Obeideh is a native grape to Lebanon and has notes of unripe banana and stone fruit. Zingy and fresh, it has a light mouthfeel.
Seven, Batroun Mountains — LL39,000
Chardonnay, Merwah, Muscat, Obeide, Youssefi, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling
A blend of seven grapes, the nose is an abundance of aromatic and citrus fruits with a hint of soft spice. Crisp acidity and subtle herb, make for an interesting palate. Ideal for anyone who enjoys a racy, spicy white.
Riesling, Batroun Mountains — LL49,000
White flowers and yellow fruit combine with hints of pepper and herbal elements on the nose. The palate follows through with subtle spice, exotic fruits and great minerality. Super with dishes using Asian spices.
Bekaa White, Domaine Wardy — LL45,000
Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc, Obeideh
Light, fruity and aromatic. This enjoyable blend using the native Obeideh grape is a great example of a fresh, young, Lebanese wine. Perfect for lunchtime sipping.
Cival, Latourba — LL54,000
Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Albariño, Fiano
Intense and perfumed nose, with aromas of peach, citrus and exotic fruit that follow through nicely to the palate. Balanced and fresh with a soft mouthfeel, this wine is excellent on its own or with a light dish.
Cuvee N, Aurora — LL95,000
Aromas of fresh grapefruit, pineapple and peach on the nose. Orange citrus and superb minerality create the right kick needed to give perfect balance. Great with our goats cheese dishes/light salads.
Sauvignon Blanc, Domaine Wardy — LL59,000
Zippy white wine with steely acidity and notes of pineapple and nectarine.
Viognier, Domaine Wardy — LL59,000
Aromatic honeysuckle, apricot and nectarine with nuances of white pepper and bay leaf characterise the nose of this wine. Creamy and round, the stone fruit and citrus on the palate ensure a balanced finish.
Crystal, Chardonnay, Aurora — LL67,500
Unoaked and with great mineral freshness, this chardonnay is filled with flavours of yellow fruit and herbal aromas with a steely, fresh finish.
Perle de Chateau, Domaine Wardy — LL84,000
Stone fruit and honeyed nuances on the nose with a lightweight and elegant body. Nectarine and citrus follow on to the palate with a hint of almond and create a stylish wine worthy of its name.
Rosé Aurora — LL85,000
A soft pink colour with aromas of red currant and wild flowers. Full, creamy texture on the palate with a hint of grapefruit and strawberries and cream. Excellent balance and delicious with salads and salmon dishes.
Rosé Terre Joie — LL92,000
Strawberry and raspberry on the nose follow through to a refreshing citrus grapefruit acidity. Balanced and refreshing
Solac Latourba — LL54,000
A salmon pink colour in the glass, with notes of strawberry, blackcurrant, liquorice, rose petals and cherry. Crisp and elegant, this young, fun rose is excellent with salads, white meat or just good company!
Unique Latourba — LL104,000
Made using the traditional Champagne method, this is a rich, biscuity sparkling exudes elegance. A must try for sparkling wine lovers.
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TASTING WITH AMY
Amy chooses our exclusively Lebanese wine list and offers online tastings. For more information follow @tastingwithamy on Instagram.