Hochar Pere et Fils
This wine is an ideal choice for casseroles, roasted meats, tuna steaks and Mediterranean dishes.
Hochar Père et Fils Red has been described as the ‘second’ wine of Chateau Musar, and it does bear some resemblance to the ‘Grand Vin’: rich, spicy and profoundly fruity, with a mellow quality derived from lengthy oak- and bottle ageing. Since its launch in the late 1980s, it has been sourced from a single Bekaa Valley vineyard planted in the late 1940s.
When young, the wines are robust and aromatic, with baked plum, warm earth, leather, thyme and dark chocolate characters.
With age they become tawnier and spicier.
Bottled unfined and unfiltered, Hochar Père et Fils Reds are suitable for vegans (fining agents often contain animal proteins); they’re also richly-textured and likely to produce deposits in bottle. This is a feature of most fine wines. Ideally, the wine should be decanted (discarding any sediment) several hours before serving at between 16-18°C.