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Kayra Kalecik Karasi Anatolia 2016
One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £77.80
Country - Turkey
Grape Varieties - Kalecik Karasi 100%
Alcohol by volume - 13.5%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Kayra
Tasting notes - Kayra Kalecik Karası expresses its earthy roots, along with lively fruit aromas of ripe plums and ginger flower, which lead through to a lightness of fruit, density of texture, and soft, silky tannins on the palate.
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A light bodied wine reminiscent of young Pinot Noir with
raspberry and red cherry fruit and a nice freshness on
Kayra is producing premium wines from the Anatolia region -considered to be the
birthplace of wine- and is at the cutting edge of winemaking. The wines are made
from unique and intriguing local as well as international varieties. These indigenous
varieties, while being ancient to Turkey, are being vinified using modern techniques
and are producing award winning results. The vines are planted in the best sites
following the philosophy of terroir and the vineyards and wineries have been
significantly invested in. The Elaziğ 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 1,200 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.
Overall the 2016 vintage saw less rain and a hotter, drier summer than on average.
This resulted in small clusters of healthy berries that had reached very good maturity
The wine was made from a blend of two regions: 80% of the grapes came from
Denizli, in the Aegean region; 20% came from Ankara, in Central Anatolia which is
the home of the Kalecik grape. The vineyards of the Denizli region, which borders
Greece, experience a continental climate. The soils in the Denizli vineyard are
cooling clay-loam, which are calcareous at high altitudes, providing good water
retention and drainage for the vines. The vines are pruned according to the Cordon
system and are planted in a north-south orientation. Situated in the middle of the
country, Ankara has a continental climate with hot summers and cold winters and
has pebbly clay soils in the vineyard.
Kalecik Karasi means Black of Kalecik and is pronounced "kahle-djic-kah-ah-ser".
These blue-purple, medium sized grapes were harvested at optimum phenolic
maturity. The berries were cold soaked for three days, prior to a cool fermentation
which took place in 100% stainless steel, followed by 100% malolactic fermentation.
The wine was aged in stainless steel tanks with lees contact for five months, in order
to express the character of this native varietal and to highlight the distinct structure,
aromas and texture of this unique variety.
Kayra Kalecik Karası expresses its earthy roots, along with lively fruit aromas of ripe
plums and ginger flower, which lead through to a lightness of fruit, density of texture,
and soft, silky tannins on the palate.
Slow roasted lamb shank, grilled red meats, barbecued fish or roast duck.
- Bottle Size
- Case Size
- 6 Bottles