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Spring Forward with Vinkara #Wine
Vinkara Narince 2013: Crafted of 100% Narince (an indigenous white grape originating from the Tokat province in the Black Sea wine growing region, name means “delicately”), straw yellow in the glass; crisp aromas of white peaches, citrus peel, pineapple, white floral notes, and green herbal notes envelope the nose and wrap the palate; a light and crisp white wine the round acidity and a clean finish; very pleasant, easy sipping to enjoy by itself or with a variety of cuisine. SRP $15
Vinkara Kalecik Karasi Reserve 2012: Crafted of 100% Kalecik Karasi (an indigenous red grape known as the “Pinot Noir” of Turkey), vibrant ruby in the glass; aromas of bright red fruit including cherries, raspberries and strawberries are joined by dried rose petals, spice notes and savory herbal notes; a lovely marriage of bright fruit with soft earthiness, soft on the palate, well-balanced wine, soft acidity with dusty tannins, medium body with a lingering, nice finish. SRP $27.
Vinkara Wines is based in the ancient Turkish region of Anatolia (believed to be the birth place of wine around 7,000 BC!) in Kalecik. They have emerged as a leader in the production of indigenous Anatolian grape varieties.
“It is my absolute pleasure to introduce these outstanding varieties to the world. The wines that we are making have incredible strong personalities and sing songs of our rich history.” Ardıç Gürsel, Founder, Vinkara
“Turkish wines clearly have their own personalities and distinctiveness to carry them to success. Our job is to identify and expose this, to understand, evaluate and promote these unique wines.” Marco Monchiero, Oenologist
My Song Selection: These easy going, flavorful and ever pleasing wines need a song to match. I think this song perfectly depicts their elegant yet casual nature. Plus I love the Beatles influence in this song! Enjoy.