Thursday, March 15, 2012

Doluca Kav Narince 2008 88 Points

Clear, day bright, pale straw with yellow green reflections.

Clean, medium intensity, lemony, white grapefruit, green apples, herbaceous, bay leaf, delicate white flowers, slight terpene note, mineral, stony, hints of flint, pinenuts, subtle complexity.

Dry with high acidity, low plus alcohol (12.5%), juicy, freshly squeeze green lime, delicate honeyed texture on mid palate, elegant, airy style, yet profound on minerality and freshness, crunchy with some phenolic richness on back palate, medium plus lenght and complexity.

100% Narince grape grown in Tokat region, North East of Istanbul in Central Anatolia, Turkey.

Now until 2017

Narince is an indigeneous Anatolian grape variety originated in Tokat. Tokat is the transition zone where the Black Sea climate ends and turns into continental climate.

The soil here is composed of clay and sand with some pebbles.

The vines used to be vinifera are grafted on American rootstocks and a high training system on wires .

Narince grapes are also grown on the Anatolia tableland south of the mountains near the Black Sea shores.

This region continues throughout the Yeşilırmak.

Narince is an exceptional Anatolian white grape that can be matured in oak barrels.

Wine produced from the Narince grape has a richness, creaminess and good balance. The best examples are suitable for aging.

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