A dry red wine made from Kalecik Karası grapes indigenous to Anatolia. Ruby in color with slight garnet reflections. Intense flavors of ripe red fruits, strawberries, raspberries and plum are present on the palate along with spicy notes of black pepper and chestnuts.
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Varietal composition : 100 % Kalecik Karası
Region : Kalecik -Ankara
Harvest : September 15
Winemaker : Mr.Marco Monchiero
Alc./Vol : 13,5 % Res. Sugar : 2.2 g/L
Total Acid : 4.4 g/L
pH : 3.68
WINEMAKER’S NOTES A dry red wine made from Kalecik Karası grapes indigenous to Anatolia. Ruby in color with slight garnet reflections. Intense flavors of ripe red fruits, strawberries, raspberries and plum are present on the palate along with spicy notes of black pepper and chestnuts. Vinkara Kalecik Karası is smooth, well balanced and intense with a long lingering finish.
VINTAGE The winter temperatures were in the norm and there was a fresh spring with a little late budbreak. The summer was quite fresh with few precipitation and a high thermic differential. The maximum temperatures never exceeded 35°C and the minimum during August were under 15°C and under 10°C in September. All these factors provided an excellent quality of the grapes due also to a reduced production and a perfect sanity of the grapes.
THE VINEYARD - Kalecik / Ankara Vinkara’s Kalecik vineyard is located northeast of Ankara in the MidNorthern Anatolia province. At an altitude of 2,000 feet the vineyard is surrounded by nearby mountains and the Kızılırmak River. The river creates an extraordinary mesoclimate for producing wines with naturally high acidity that are powerfully complex. Due to these unique weather conditions, the most prominent grape cultivated in Kalecik carries the name of the region. Kalecik Karası is one of the three most important red grape varieties in Turkey.
WINEMAKING Grapes are hand harvested. Cold pre-fermentation maceration and controlled temperature fermentation on the skins in stainless steel tanks. The wine spends 12 months in tank before bottling.
IDEAL FOOD MATCH Pairs well with light pasta dishes, braised meats, lamb, and aged cheese.