Kayra Aegean Vintage Chardonnay 2017

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Kayra Aegean Vintage Chardonnay 2017

Country - Turkey

Region - Aegean

Grape Varieties - Chardonnay 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Kayra

Tasting notes - An elegant, barrel-fermented Chardonnay, showing enticing aromas of tropical fruits enveloped by toasty, smoky notes. The creamy, full-bodied palate is harmoniously balanced with a lively acidity through to a long, buttery finish.

Kayra Aegean Vintage Chardonnay 2017

A creamy barrel-fermented Chardonnay with rich
tropical fruit enveloped by smoky notes from beautifully
integrated oak and a long, buttery finish.


Producer Note
Kayra produces 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 local varieties as well as international ones. These ancient indigenous
varieties are being vinified using modern techniques and are producing awardwinning results. The vines are planted in the best sites; 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.


Vintage
2017 saw average conditions throughout the growing cycle. The vines received
enough rain to ensure the physiological development. The spring temperatures were
average, followed by a hot summer encouraging phenological development in the
grapes. A long growing season ensured the grapes also retained balancing acidity
levels along with excellent flavour concentration.


Vineyard
The Chardonnay fruit is grown on the cool, high planes of Denizli and Güney, in the
eastern region of Aegean. The vines are grown at 900 metres above sea level on
Vertical Shoot Positioning training systems (VSP). The soils are limestone over clay,
which produces elegant wines. The diurnal temperature swing prolongs the ripening
period. The warm days encourage good concentration of fruit flavour in the grapes,
while the cool nights impart a balancing natural acidity and citrus notes to the
resulting wine.


Winemaking
The berries from two of Turkey’s more prominent wine regions were whole cluster
pressed. Only the free run juice and the juice of the first press were vinified. 50% was
fermented in stainless steel tank and 50% in barrel, where 100% underwent
malolactic conversion. The wine was then matured in barrel, of which 20% was new
French oak and the remainder was neutral oak; for a period of 16 months. The
blending of the two different vineyards and the two different fermentation styles has
resulted in a wine of youthfulness and complexity.


Tasting Note
An elegant, barrel-fermented Chardonnay, showing enticing aromas of tropical fruits
enveloped by toasty, smoky notes. The creamy, full-bodied palate is harmoniously
balanced with a lively acidity through to a long, buttery finish.


Grape
Chardonnay 100%

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