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Elevate

Merwah, Daw Al Amar, Marini and Pinot Noir

Elevate is Mersel Wine's higher-end wine that focuses on single varieties, and varieties that are either indigenous or that grow very well in Lebanon. The varieties include Marini, Pinot Noir, Merwah and Daw Al Amar. Elevate Merwah comes either still or sparkling. The sparkling version comes in 750ml or 1500ml. 

 

Elevate wines come in a few ranges:

Elevate Marini

Elevate Pinot Noir

Elevate Merwah Sparkling 750ml

Elevate Merwah Sparkling 1500ml

Elevate Merwah Amber

Elevate Merwah Direct Press

Elevate Daw Al Amar

Elevate Wines from Mersel Wine in Lebanon, single varietal, natural wines focusing on indigenous Lebanese varieties such as Daw Al Amar, Marini and Merwah

Elevate Daw Al Amar 2021

Natural Still White Wine - 750ml 

Elevate Daw Al Amar from Mersel Wine in Lebanon.

First Made: 2021

Grape: Daw Al Amar (100%)

Farming: Organic

Yield: 10hL / Ha from 50 year old vines

Alcohol Content: 12.5%

Residual Sugar: 1.1 g/L

PH Level: 3.3

SO2: 22 PPM

Fermentation Vessel: Fermented in Stainless Steel tank, Aged in Neutral Oak Barrel and Georgian Qvevri

Region: Ainata, Bekaa Valley (1,700m) 

Best Opened: Best to open at 10 degrees celsius as one would a white wine.

Winemaking Method: Daw Al Amar grapes were left on skins for two weeks in a stainless steel tank, they were pressed and fermented till dry. They were then aged in a neutral oak barrel and Georgian Qvevri. Uninoculated, natural MLF took place. Unfined, unfiltered.

Elevate Marini 2021

Natural Still Red Wine - 750ml 

Elevate Marini from Mersel Wine in Lebanon

First Made: 2021

Grape: Marini (100%)

Farming: Organic

Yield: 7hL / Ha from 70 year old vines 

Alcohol Content: 12.5%

Residual Sugar: 0 g/L

PH Level: 3.2

SO2: 18 PPM

Fermentation Vessel: Fermented in Georgian Qvevri and Aged in Lebanese Amphora

Region: Blouza, North Lebanon (1,800m)

Best Opened: Best to open at 18 degrees celsius as one would a red wine.

Winemaking Method: Marini grapes were left on skins for two weeks. They were then pressed and then fermented in Georgian Qvevri, where it continued to ferment till dry. They were then aged in Lebanese amphora. Uninoculated, natural MLF took place. Unfined, unfiltered.

Elevate Merwah Sparkling 2021

Natural Sparkling White Wine - 750ml and 1500ml

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First Made: 2021

Grape: Merwah (100%)

Format: 750ml and 1500ml

Farming: Organic

Yield: 10hL / Ha from 50 year old vines 

Alcohol Content: 11%

Residual Sugar: 2 g/L

PH Level: 3.2

SO2: 10 PPM

Fermentation Vessel: Fermented in Lebanese Amphora and Georgian Qvevri and Aged in Stainless Steel Tank

Region: Bcharre - North Lebanon (1,900m)

Best Opened: Best to open at 5-8 degrees celsius as one would a Champagne due to the wine's persistent bubble.

Winemaking Method: Elevate Merwah Sparkling was made following the Ancestral method. Merwah grapes were drained off skins after one day of skin-contact. Fermented in Lebanese Amphora and Georgian Qvevri, then bottled and aged on lees for two years. Disgorged by hand. Uninoculated, natural MLF took place. Unfined, unfiltered.

Elevate Merwah Direct Press 2021

Natural Still White Wine - 750ml

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First Made: 2021

Grape: Merwah (100%)

Farming: Organic

Yield: 8hL / Ha from 50 year old vines 

Alcohol Content: 11.5%

Residual Sugar: 0.5 g/L

PH Level: 3.29

SO2: 8 PPM

Fermentation Vessel: Fermented in Georgian Qvevri and Aged in Georgian Qvevri

Region: Dimane, Wadi Qannoubine - North Lebanon (1,900m)

Best Opened: Best to open at 10 degrees celsius as one would a white wine

Winemaking Method: Merwah grapes were harvested in November from 1900m. Left outside in the shivering cold overnight, direct pressed juice racked into a 1200 litre Georgian Qvevri to ferment till dry. Aged in Georgian Qvevri for 6 months and then bottled for a year. Uninoculated, natural MLF took place in Spring. Unfined, unfiltered.

Elevate Merwah Amber 2021

Natural Still White Wine - 750ml

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First Made: 2021

Grape: Merwah (100%)

Farming: Organic

Yield: 8hL / Ha from 50 year old vines 

Alcohol Content: 11.5%

Residual Sugar: 1 g/L

PH Level: 3.21

SO2: 7 PPM

Fermentation Vessel: Fermented in Stainless Steel tank and Lebanese Amphora and Aged in Neutral Oak Barrel and Georgian Qvevri

Region: Bqaa Kafra, Wadi Qannoubine - North Lebanon (2000m)

Best Opened: Best to open at 10 degrees celsius as one would a white wine

Winemaking Method: Merwah grapes were harvested in November from 2000m. Destemmed and crushed into Lebanese Amphora and Stainless Steel tank. Fermented on skins for 12 days till dry. Aged in Neutral Oak Barrel and Georgian Qvevri for 8 months and then bottled for a year. Uninoculated, natural MLF. Unfined, unfiltered.

Elevate Pinot Noir 2021

Natural Still Red Wine - 750ml 

Elevate Marini from Mersel Wine in Lebanon

First Made: 2021

Grape: Pinot Noir (100%)

Farming: Organic

Yield: 5hL / Ha from 20 year old vines 

Alcohol Content: 13%

Residual Sugar: 1 g/L

PH Level: 3.26

SO2: 6 PPM

Fermentation Vessel: Fermented in Stainless Steel Tank and Aged in Lebanese Amphora

Region: Ainata, Bekaa Valley (1,800m)

Best Opened: Best to open at 18 degrees celsius as one would a red wine.

Winemaking Method: Destemmed by hand. Half whole berry fermented, half crushed. Fermented in stainless tank. Aged in Lebanese amphora for one year, and in bottle for a year before release. Uninoculated, natural MLF took place. Unfined, unfiltered.

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