New Recipe + Our Recommended Wine
The name IXSIR derives from “Iksir”, the original Arabic word for “Elixir”, a word common to many languages, defining the purest form of all substances, a secret potion that grants eternal youth and love.
The vision behind IXSIR is to reveal the best terroirs of Lebanon, some forgotten long since. Cultivated with respect to sustainable agriculture, IXSIR’s vineyards are spread in the mountains of Lebanon on clay-calcareous and limestone soil, from Batroun to Jezzine, benefiting from the unique microclimates Lebanon has to offer.
IXSIR’s vineyards culminate at an altitude of 1,800m, making them one of the highest in the Northern Hemisphere. Winemaking occurs in a winery located on the hills of Batroun where 17th century traditional Lebanese house presides over a contemporary winery with sustainability at its core. Recognized several time for its green credentials, the IXSIR winery was named by CNN as one of the greenest building in the world, and won the international Architizer A+ Award as well as the Good Green Design award and the Green Mind MENA Award.
IXSIR Altitudes White
A blend of Obeideh (native to Lebanon), Muscat & Viognier.
Muscat & floral notes of rose & jasmine dominate the nose. The palate follows the nose with a nice citrus acidity. Full flavoured, harmonious, suave and very pleasing.
Pairs perfectly with full flavoured seafood (sushi and sashimi), plus spiced dishes.
“90/100” (International Wine Challenge).
Ingredients & Method
Hummus: Recipe for either Beetroot or plain Hummus
Pair with IXSIR Altitudes White