Kalecik Karasi (87WE)
A dry red wine, made from “Kalecik Karası” grapes indigenous to Anatolia from Kalecik region of Ankara province. Imbued with hints of sour cherry, raspberry, redcurrant and banana; smooth, subtle, fruity, elegant, with a long taste.
Harvest & Winemaking Data
Fermentation container : Stainless steel tanks
Length of aging before bottling : 9 months
Harvest time : Mid-September
Soil type : Clay and stone
pH level : 3.68
Residual sugar (grams/liter) : 2.92
Acidity (grams/liter) : 4.80
Vinkara’s vineyard Kalecik, is located northeast of Ankara in Middle Anatolia, a registered wine region at an altitude of 650 meters, nourishing from the fruitful Kızılırmak River .It has high acidity and aroma because of its special climate and terroir .
The mountains 2000 m high and to west surrounding the Kalecik terrain creates the special microclimate. The air hits the mountains as it rises, creating hot weather in the valley and rain in the plains which is the natural source for the vineyard.
The climate makes it one of the most important centers for viniculture in the world.
Due to the unique weather conditions, the most prominent grape cultivated carries the name of the region: Kalecik Karası, one of three most important red grape varieties in Turkey.