Wardy has a portfolio of 12
wines, including five varietals and a very gluggable, Christmas blend. Owner
Selim Wardy has now produced what he calls a Private Selection red from Syrah
and Cabernet picked from what he tells me is the highest vineyard (1,700m) in
the Middle East, using the lowest yield (20 to 25 hl per ha).
When all the
marketing dust has settled, what we have is a terrifically suave wine that,
while a little pricey, is a fine ambassador for the new generation of Lebanese
wines. There is a Private Selection white, made from Viognier and Muscat,
possessing excellent acidity and with a terrific nose of mango, peach, and
nuts. UK stockists not known.