Wine Type: Red wine, monocepage, single vineyard wine. This wine was fermented by used wild yeast and the flavour of the wine was a bit different in the beginning.
Variety &Vintage : This wine produced from #KalecikKarası variety and vintage is 2013.
Producer: Known as #Tomurcukbag winery which is located in Ankara.
Vineyard and Terroir: This wine is made from #KalecikKarasi variety. Vineyard is located in Ankara province. Very good sample for the terroir.
Cork: Natural cork
Appearance: Clear and pale ruby color.
Nose1: First glass was not clear for me. Very intense and sticky smell was in it. I was disappointed in the beginning… But I would like to give this wine a chance.
Nose 2: I took a glass wine from bottle with #Coravin wine equipment and I keep the same bottle in wine refrigerator. After 2 weeks I opened the same bottle. And Ooh la la! Wine is clean and has medium plus red fruit and smoky intensity. Aroma characteristics are red fruits, cloves , dark cherry and touch of oak. If you do not have Coravin in your home, you can aerate in decanter around an hour or maybe more!
Wine character, flavor & palate
2013 #Trajan #KalecikKarasi is a dry red wine which has silky tannin. You can feel roundness on your palate at same time. It is very good wine with silky texture and good persistence. Very complex and characteristic wine.
Wine and Food Match: I prefer to pair this wine with old and solid cheese. The body is medium and this wine will match with a nice grill meat or pizzas with meat.
Where to buy or try: Found in #LaCave #İstanbul.
Conclusion: Very good sample for #Kalecik #Karası variety from Ankara terroir. Ready to drink with a good aeration but has potential for ageing a few years. Very delicious, soft and balanced wine. You can prefer just for sipping…
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