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Kocabağ
Winery Wines

Red wine 2013 dry Kapadokya, Central Anatolia, Turkey

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 14%
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Registration number: #koc-L14-01ÖB

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Last reviewed: 16 June, 2015

The country has an ancient winegrowing tradition, as there were already cultivated vineyards in Anatolia, in the region of Transcaucasia (which, together with Mesopotamia, is considered the cradle of wine culture) and on the coast of the Caspian Sea at least in the 4th millennium BC. Excavations in the city of Catal Hüyük, built in the 7th millennium B.C., have found representations that suggest that wine was already being produced at that time. According to a naturally unverifiable hypothesis, an ancestor of the grape variety Kalecik Karasi was allegedly known to the Hittites as early as ~1,500 BC. Close to the border with...

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The red grape variety comes from Turkey. Synonyms are Boğazkarasi, Saraplik Siyah, Saraplik Uezuem and Siyah Saraplik. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2006, the variety Saraplik Siyah, which was previously considered independent, is identical. There is also a parent-offspring relationship with the almost extinct Morek. Further analyses carried out in 2009 suggest a relationship with the two varieties Kabarcik Beyaz and Öküzgözü. The medium to late ripening vine is suitable for hot, dry climate. It produces not very colourful, but full-bodied, tannic red wines with aromas of...

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