Points : 8/10
Price : 75 TL
Chamlija Karasevda : a very nice red wine made of Papaskarasi grapevine. This grapevine has some ancestors in the Balkan. Not many wine producers in Turkey use this grape whose name means : pope’s black. Chamlija winery rediscovered this grape and gave it a chance, hence the name Karasevda (blind love). The nose immediately reminded me something familiar as a Frenchman… A bit like a Gamay, a bit like a Pinot noir… Something in between in fact. Like Morgon? The colour is black ruby with brownish reflects. This wine has something delightfully sweet even if it’s a dry wine. You can feel some plum, sweet black berries, smoked tea, black pepper and delicate spicy notes. Tannins are soft. This wine is full of freshness and gourmandise at the same time. Will go perfectly with some pâtés, duck rillettes, lamb tangine or turkey stuffed with chestnuts (think about Christmas). Chamlija is one of my favourite Turkish wineries and once again they did a great job!