It isn’t often that a new wine goes on sale in Cairo, so you’ll forgive us for being quite excited to hear that today is the official launch of Leila Rosé . This latest offering from Gianaclis and Al Ahram Beverages is due to hit the shelves across the Capital from tomorrow.
This new wine brings much needed variety to local wine lists found in the Capital. According to one of our reviewers who was lucky enough to have a preview tasting last week at Kattameya Heights, we have a lot to look forward to in this “refreshing step up” for local wines. This latest offering comes at an opportune time when Egyptian wines are experiencing something of a renaissance, as over the last five years newcomers such as Ayam, Cape Bay, and Caspar have made their way onto the Capital’s wine lists.
Leila’s producers have been busy promoting it worldwide, and we’re told that international connoisseurs were impressed enough to start distributing Leila in other countries following its premier at the London International Wine Fair earlier this year. The wine includes a blend of Sangiovese and Tempranillo grapes and like all wines from Domaine de Gianaclis, Leila is 100% locally grown.
For a reasonable 65LE, Leila will be available at all Drinkies locations as well as various five star hotels and other premium venues.