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ORIGIN (Sub Region)
OTHER REGIONS (Sub Regions)
- Another Aegean grape is the Çalkarası, which is native to Denizli and makes excellent rosé wines as well as light, fruity reds.
- One of the most significant characteristics of Çalkarası is the high acidity it gives to the wine. It helps to make lively and balanced, especially rosé wines.
- The wines made from Çalkarası generally have 12%-13.5% alcohol levels.
Climate: In general the Aegean region has a mild climate. However, it becomes harsher at altitude. Temperatures can rise to 40 °C during summer and fall to -10 °C in winter. There are about 80 days with precipitation, mainly during winter.
Soil: Differs from clay loam in the lower elevations to calcarious chalks at 1100 m.
Berry: The color is purplish black. It has a ellipsoidal form. Berry size is small to medium.
Ripening: Mid season
Peaches, Strawberry, Fresh red fruits, Ripe white fruits
FOOD & WINE MATCHRosé wines made from Çalkarası will match with amuse bouches, oriental dishes, sea food, lightly spicy pastas