Memorably described at a tasting as `1/2 Tawny Port, 1/2 Vin Santo, and 1/2 Amontillado Sherry, and yes I know that makes 3`, this is exquisite.
Made from the Narince grape (incidentally the most widely plant vine in Turkey, but mainly for it`s edible vine leaves) the wine is fortified and then spends 12 years maturing barrel before bottling. An initial whiff of rancio notes leads into a palate bursting with sweet baked apple and before the sugar becomes overpowering a long dry finish emerges. Trust me,even a banquet, not a drop of this will be left undrunk...
Öküzgözü, one of the indigenous and prestigious wine grape variety used for Anatolian wine making tradition for centuries. It is now on its well deserved place after being produced as a varietal wine by Kavaklidere. Selected with care, from the best vineyards in Elazig, Öküzgözü grapes are processed with a production technique that brings out the best of its character.
This elegant and structured wine is matured in French oak barrels for 10 months and a potential to age well fuither in the bottle its contributing with its persistency and depth. It matches well with grilled lamb chops, stewed meet, deli meat and strong yellow cheeses. Recommended to be served at 17-18ºC.