A dry red wine, made from Kalecik Karası grapes that are indigenous to Anatolia. Ruby in color with garnet reflections. The bouquet is of red fruits: raspberries, cherries and strawberries are interwoven with hints of spices, vanilla and cocoa. On the palate Vinkara Kalecik Karası Reserve is fruitdriven and well-balanced with smooth, soft tannins and a lingering finish.
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WINEMAKER’S NOTES A dry red wine, made from Kalecik Karası grapes that are indigenous to Anatolia. Ruby in color with garnet reflections. The bouquet is of red fruits: raspberries, cherries and strawberries are interwoven with hints of spices, vanilla and cocoa. On the palate Vinkara Kalecik Karası Reserve is fruitdriven and well-balanced with smooth, soft tannins and a lingering finish.
THE VINEYARD - Kalecik / Ankara Vinkara’s Kalecik vineyard is located northeast of Ankara in the MidNorthern Anatolia province. At an altitude of 2,100 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 varietiesin Turkey.
WINEMAKING Grapes are picked by hand. Cold pre-fermentation maceration and controlled temperature fermentation with the skins takes place in stainless steel tanks. Kalecik Karası Reserve spends 14 months of aging in new French-oak barrels and an additional six months in the bottle.
CELLARING Ready to drink upon release, this wine will continue to improve for 3-5 years.
IDEAL FOOD MATCH Red meat dishes, such as steak, lamb, seasoned charcuterie and aged cheeses
Their vineyards are located in Kalecik and benefit from the climate and geographical characteristics of the Anatolian region. Situated in close proximity to the south of Central Anatolia , our vineyards are approximately 650 meters above sea level. Owing to the climate and geographical conditions, the wines are conducive to high acidity and aromas.
Rising 2,000 meters and to the West, the mountains surrounding the vineyards in Kalecik provide micro climate conditions. During sunny periods, the mountains allow the flow of air to the plain and in the spring and fall, the accumulated rain provides a natural water supply for the vineyards.
The aforementioned climate carries the same characteristics of other similar regions around the world where grapes are cultivated.
The most prominent grape in Kalecik is its namesake Kalecik Karası.
The vineyards are in close proximity to Kızılırmak , ensures that the soil characteristics are conducive for cultivating Kalecik Karası grapes.
Varietal composition : 100 % Kalecik Karası
Region : Kalecik -Ankara
Harvest : Mid- September
Alc./Vol : 14.0 %
Res. Sugar : 0.5 g/L
Total Acid : 4.9 g/L
pH : 3.6