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ORIGIN (Sub Region)
Mid-Northern Anatolia (Ankara /Kalecik)
OTHER REGIONS (Sub Regions)
Aegean (Denizli, Manisa, Uşak, Elmalı)
Mid-Southern Anatolia (Nevşehir / Cappadocia)
- Kalecik Karası means the “black from the small castle”. Kalecik is a small village (65 km northeast of Ankara) in Central Anatolia with its castle. Kalecik Karas› is grown mainly at the Kızılırmak river valley.
- Kalecik Karaı yields a wine with “dried red rose” colour, with a sugar candy / boiled candy aroma on the nose, quite typical of the variety. Better examples have a vibrant, fruity nose, with red fruits.
- On the palate, wine is medium bodied, low on tannins; fresh and lively, with a crisp acidity.
- On the hotter climates, alcohol can reach 14%, rendering the wine heavy.
Climate: Although Ankara has hot, dry summers and cold, snowy winters; the river Kızılırmak creates a special microclimate at the Kalecik area, making it milder in the winter.
Soil: Pebbly clay loam
Berry: Kalecik Karası has blue-black coloured, medium sized, round berries with thick skins. It has medium size, conical, compact clusters.
Ripening: It ripens around second half of September.
Red Berries, Cherry, Strawberry, Raspberry, Cotton Candy, Pyrezine, Game or Stable
FOOD & WINE MATCH Pizza, Meat with Tomato Sauce, Grilled Cutlet, Pasta with Tomato Sauce.