The name Ixsir comes from the word “iksir” which means “elixir” in Arabic. Referring to a magical potion created to induce great passion, the word “elixir” quite fittingly captures the spirit of Ixsir.
Ixsir is unique among world wineries. Unlike the vast majority of Lebanese wineries which grow their grapes in Lebanon’s fertile Bekaa Valley, Ixsir is a mountain wine, grown on slopes that stretch from the south of the Mount Lebanon chain to its northern reaches.
The winery showcases its love for Lebanon by producing fine wines from grapes planted in six widely varied Lebanese terroirs, all of them in mountainous regions, the highest of which peaks at 1,800m above sea level, making it the highest wine-growing region in the Northern Hemisphere. The difference in altitude is, in fact, crucial to the flavour of the grapes. As a result, the lower altitude wines are generally youthful, lighter style wines, while the highest altitude wines are fuller bodied with a higher potential for aging.
Ixsir Grande Reserve, is the winery’s flagship wine label. The red wine is aged in French oak barrels for 12 months creating character and depth. Meanwhile the rosé is a press rosé, revealing the best expression of a fresh and floral mountain wine.