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Producer: Kayra WinesGrape Varieties: Kalecik Karasi 100%Optimum Drinking: Within 3 yearsWine Style: Fresh dry roseAlcohol by Volume: 12%Closure: ScrewcapCountry: Turkey
Pale pink in colour with delightful notes of citrus, orange flower, pink grapefruit and ripe red fruits which follow through to a palate of wild strawberry, raspberry, a hint of ginger and a lively acidity on the finish.
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.
The grapes from the Denizli region were harvested at optimal ripeness and those from the first part of the harvest were used to make this pale pink wine. It is a blanc de noir produced from the indigenous red variety, Kalecik Karası, which is pronounced as "kahle-djic-cah-ah-ser". Only the free run juice from the initial pressing was used, the must was then fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, preserving the freshness and aromatics.
Serve at 6 to 8°C as an apéritif, or to accompany salads, fresh shellfish and sushi.
Kalecik Karasi 100%
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