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Rotwein 2014 Öküzgözü trocken, Agean, Turkey

Type: Rotwein (Red wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 12.5%
Sweetness: trocken (dry)
Bottle closure: Synthetic
Registration number: #325825

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Last reviewed: 16 June, 2015

The country has an ancient wine-growing tradition, as cultivated vineyards existed in Anatolia, in the Transcaucasian region (which, along with Mesopotamia, is considered the cradle of wine culture) and on the coast of the Caspian Sea as early as at least the 4th millennium BC. During excavations in the city of Catal Hüyük, built in the 7th millennium B.C., representations were found which suggest that wine was already being produced at this time. According to a hypothesis that cannot be verified, the Hittites supposedly knew an ancestor of the Kalecik Karasi grape variety as early as ~1,500 BC. Close to the border with...

The red grape variety originates from Turkey. Synonyms are Devegoezue, Karaoglan and Mehmetoglu. According to an unverifiable hypothesis, it was supposedly already cultivated in antiquity by the Armenians. The medium to late ripening vine is generally resistant to diseases. The name, referring to the large berries, means "bull's eye". It yields light-coloured, acidic red wines of medium alcohol content with soft tannins and fruity aromas. The variety is mainly grown in Anatolia in the provinces of Elazig and Malaty, as well as in Thrace, Cappadocia and along the Aegean coast. It is mostly used as a blending partner with the...

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