- Wir über uns
One wine! One only wine, even if it was a surprisingly good one. That was, up to these days my knowledge of Turkey and its enological productions. Of a country which, if you believe the official numbers of the OIV, the international wine office, owns the fourth largest vineyard surface of the world - together with China. Well, as a matter of fact this vineyard surface has, in the past, nearly exlusively produces raisins and table grape, whereas the Turkish quality viticulture is a fairly recent phenomenon. It's so young that two of the wines which we were able to taste will be on the market for the first time next spring.
The possibilty of this tasting had appeard at the (our) horizon when, shortly before Christmas, we found the names auf six good Turkish wineries in a comment to one of our blogposts. Of wineries which, so far, we had never heard of. We googled them, sent them an email and ... were successful. Three of the six sent us a more or less large selection of their wines. Unfortunately Corvus, the producer of the only Turkish wine which we had tasted before, was not among them and that's why we added its tasting notes to this page. The result did not only confirm my opinion, published before, that the Eastern Mediterranean is a region with an enormous, yet unknown quality potential. It also shows that it's a region which is able to not only produce great reds but also very interesting whites and rosés.
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|*****||Château Kalpak - Kalpak Tarim Urunleri Ltd. Sti. - 34156 Istanbul, Château Kalpak 2010|
|*****||Corvus Vineyards - 17680 Bozcaada / Çanakkale, Bozcaada Corpus 2005|
|****||Château Kalpak - Kalpak Tarim Urunleri Ltd. Sti. - 34156 Istanbul, Château Kalpak Cabernet franc 2010|
|****||Arcadia Vineyards - 39750 Kirklareli , Sauvignon gris - Pinot gris Gri 2011|
|****||Arcadia Vineyards - 39750 Kirklareli , Cabernet + 2010|
|**** ?||Suvla Saraplari - 17900 Eceabat / Çanakkale, Gallipoli Sur barrel aged 2010|
|***||Arcadia Vineyards - 39750 Kirklareli , Cabernet Sauvignon - Cabernet franc - Merlot 2009|
|***||Arcadia Vineyards - 39750 Kirklareli , Sauvignon blanc Narince 2011|
|***||Arcadia Vineyards - 39750 Kirklareli , Cabernet franc - Merlot rosé 2011|