Deeply rooted in the Levant, the Johnny R. Saadé family translates its passion for vines through the creation of Château Marsyas in the southern part of the Bekaa valley. Renowned for its wine culture, this ancient land reveals itself to be an exceptional place for the creation of a great wine in line with the highest quality standards.
Located at an altitude of 900 meters, Château Marsyas is a family initiative founded on the search for excellence.
Cited by Strabo and Pliny the Elder, Marsyas is the ancient name of the Bekaa valley situated between Mount Lebanon and the Anti-Lebanon. It draws its name from the famous Phrygian Satyr who symbolized the freedom of man in the face of the Gods, and once defied Apollo in a musical contest to find himself flayed to death.
Marsyas came also to symbolize the liberty of ancient autonomous cities.
A follower of Dionysus, also known as Bacchus, the God of wine, Marsyas was among the silenes who spread the culture of wine in the ancient world.
The Marsyas Valley, also known to the ancient Arabs as Noah’s Valley in reference to the alleged burial site of the biblical prophet, is primarily known for the sacred temples of Baalbek/Heliopolis, the city of the sun in which eastern and western worshipping cults took place.
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Château Marsyas Rouge (Lebanon)
Varietals: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Syrah, 15% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot
Château Marsyas is characterized by a dark color and a deep purple reflection. We can detect the scent of black fruit and pepper with a liquorish touch. The wine develops itself on the palate with power and softness. The tannins are tightened and perfectly coated leaving the sensation of round and sensual forms. The fruit defined with purity, accompanies the wine to its freshly finish.
B-Qā de Marsyas (Lebanon)
Varietals: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre
Blending finesse and minerality, B-Qā de Marsyas is defined by rounded tannins created by 8 to 10 months of gentle barrel ageing. It is made with the same philosophy and attention to detail as its “elder brother” Château Marsyas. Beautiful presentation, deep red with purple hue. Red fruits on the nose with hints of spices. On the palette the wine is elegant and round with well integrated tannins yet smooth and chalky. Long and savoury finish on fruits and freshness.