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Producer: Kayra WinesGrape Varieties: Shiraz 100%Optimum Drinking: Within 5 yearsWine Style: Fruity yet spicy redAlcohol by Volume: 14%Closure: Natural CorkCountry: Turkey
A modern style of Shiraz showing spicy tones and a fruit driven character complemented by vanilla oak.
Kayra is producing premium wines from the Anatolia region -considered to be the birthplace of wine- and is at the cutting edge of winemaking in this diverse nation. The wines are made from unique and intriguing local varieties. These indigenous varieties, whilst being ancient to Turkey are now being vinified using modern techniques and are producing award winning results. Anatolian grapes, along with international varieties, are planted in the best sites following the philosophy of terroir. The vineyards and wineries have been significantly invested in. The Elziğ winery, located in Eastern Anatolia was established in 1942 and is dedicated entirely to the production of red wines. The Şarköy Winery in Thrace was built in 1996 and embraces a cellar for 1200 barrels, reserved for the ageing of special cuvées. Under the guidance of consultant winemaker Daniel O'Donnell, it is Kayra's aim to reveal the true potential of Turkey and to bring their rich history and generous spirit to lovers of fine wine.
Grown in the Denizli region where the soils are clay loam and calcareous at high altitude. With hot dry summers and mild winters, the cooler microclimates are to be found at elevation. The Shiraz grapes are grown in several vineyards, each bringing their own characteristics to the final blend.
A modern approach to winemaking allowed the distinct structure, aromas, textures and flavours of the specific winegrowing regions of Turkey to express themselves. The wine was matured for a minimum of six months in oak barrels adding complexity to the final wine.
This wine partners well with roasted game, fajitas, spicy red meat dishes, grilled red meats, pastas with mushroom sauces and hard, aged cheeses.
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