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KALECIK KARASI

KALECİK KARASI Pronunciation: Kah-le-djic-car-ah-ser (with ‘er’ as in British ‘father’) ORIGIN (Sub Region) Mid-Northern Anatolia (Ankara /Kalecik) OTHER REGIONS (Sub Regions) Aegean (Denizli, Manisa, Uşak, Elmalı) Mid-Southern Anatolia (Nevşehir / Cappadocia) Marmara (Tekirdağ) GENERAL INFORMATION 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. [&hellip

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CALKARASI

ÇALKARASI Pronunciation: Chal-car-ah-ser (with ‘er’ as in British ‘father’) ORIGIN (Sub Region) Aegean (Denizli/Çal) OTHER REGIONS (Sub Regions) Not Available GENERAL INFORMATION 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 [&hellip

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SULTANIYE

SULTANIYE Pronunciation: Sool-tah-nee-yeh ORIGIN (Sub Region) Aegean (Denizli) OTHER REGIONS (Sub Regions) Aegean (Manisa) GENERAL INFORMATION Mainly grown in Denizli and Manisa. Mostly consumed as table grape and raisins however it is also used in wine making. Gives light, easy to drink fruit flavoured and fresh wines. Dry and semi-dry wines can be produced with this type of grape. DETAILED INFORMATION Climate: In general the Aegean region has a mild [&hellip

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NARINCE

NARİNCE Pronunciation: Nah-rin-djeh ORIGIN (Sub Region) Mid-Southern Anatolia (Tokat) OTHER REGIONS (Sub Regions) Mid-Southern Anatolia (Nevşehir / Cappadocia) GENERAL INFORMATION  Narince means “delicately” in Turkish. Mainly grown in Tokat and along Yeşilırmak (river). Both consumed as table grape and used in wine making. Dry and semi-dry wines can be made with Narince grape. It has yellow-green color and sophisticated fruit flavor.  Since the acidity level is high, wine gains a [&hellip

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EMIR

EMİR Pronunciation: Eh-mere ORIGIN (Sub Region) Mid-Southern Anatolia (Nevşehir / Cappadocia) OTHER REGIONS (Sub Regions) Not Available GENERAL INFORMATION Emir is a native white grape of Cappadocia and most plantings are at the Nevşehir province. It acquired its name (Emir = Ruler / Lord), from the fact that it was a quite popular wine at the local lords’ tables. It was used since the Roman times to make crisp, refreshing [&hellip

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DOLUCA

For three generations, DOLUCA has been a part of the Turkish winemaking industry, reflecting its traditional and innovative character in its service and product quality. In 1926, Nihat A. Kutman, established a small bottling plant in Galata, Istanbul, called Maison Vinicole which later acquired the name DOLUCA. Believing in the need to constantly improve the quality of his wines, Nihat A. Kutman, after lengthy research in Europe, brought grape varieties [&hellip

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GULOR

The first boutique  wine producer in Turkey, which introduced the international grapes to the country. Gülor was founded by Güler Sabancı in 1993. Under the guiadance of Prof. Nicolas Vivas  Bordeaux Univeristy, from soil to the grape variety, harvest to blend, Gülor aims to bring hihg stnadrts to the country. Gülor owns 20 hectars of vineyard  located at fiarköy, Tekirdağ, Turkey. Oto Sanayi Sitesi, Çamlık Caddesi No:2 Birlas Ifl Merkezi. [&hellip

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KAVAKLIDERE

Kavaklıdere Wines founded in 1929 in Ankara is a family-owned company of 4 generations. The company owns 645 hectares of vineyards in seven different wine-producing area of Anatolia. The headquater and the main winery is located in Ankara, but Kavaklıdere owns also “Château style” producing winery such as Côtes d’Avanos, in Cappadocia and Pendore, in Aegea. 86 years old company having a precious know-how is the leader of Turkish wine [&hellip

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WINE HISTORY in ANATOLIA

Wine History in Anatolia “Neolithic Period” Vitis Vinifera’s Natural Distribution and Archaeological Discoveries. According to archeobotanists, grape was reclaimed in East Anatolia, Georgia and Armenia trio. Vitis Vinifera grows in a band with 6000 km long from Middle East to Spain and 1300 km wide from Crimean to West Africa. Primal Vinifera in Eastern Anatolia Dr. Patrick McGovern Collecting Wild Grapevines (at the Headwaters of the Tigris River)     Wine History in Anatolia [&hellip

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KAYRA

After many years in the wine business, Kayra presents its portfolio reflecting years of experience and passion devoted to perfection. A testament to the true potential of our vineyards, the Kayra wine family is an important proof in our ongoing passion to improve winemaking in Turkey. Under the guidance of winemaker Daniel O’Donnell, from soil to grape variety, harvest to bottling, Kayra aims to bring the rich history and generous [&hellip

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