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A Turkish wine with character and elegance reminiscent of great Burgundian whites.
Winemaking in the Cappadocia region of Turkey dates back thousands of years, when Hittites and Byzantines played a large role in developing the Turkish vineyard. In modern days, new techniques and international varieties are making their way into Turkish wine culture.
Côtes d'Avanos is produced by Kavaklidere, the largest producer in Turkey, and embraces the French winemaking techniques. A blend of Narince, indegenous to Turkey and Chardonnay, this wine is aged for 8 months in new French oak barrels. The outcome is exceptional: the color is of a bright yellow with straw-like shine. Then we get an intense nose of tropical fruit, grapefruit and granny smith apple which opens up on buttery notes, roasted hazelnuts, fresh herbs and honey. The mouth is explosive and complex: full of fruit, fresh and in complete harmony. The lush finish persists for a while. The Narince in the blend give the wine its rich fruit flavours.
Côtes d'Avanos, Kavaklidere
Cappadocia, Central Anatolia, Turkey
Narince - Chardonnay
Vintage : 2011
Available for about 33$, through private import in cases of six.
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Style : 4.5/5 - Value : 4/5