Points : 7,5/10
I had the chance to taste this wonderful bottle of Kalecik Karası made by Gürbüz winery at a picnic organised by @stambulka on Heybeliada (one of the princes’ islands).
Not only was she preparing a delicious barbecue but she also treated us with this special bottle I hadn’t seen anywhere in Istanbul.
I really like Gürbüz wines and this one is no exception.
It’s a bit different from other Kalecik Karası I tasted. Much less oaky taste, it’s more fruity (red fruits) with sweet spice aromas on the nose.
It’s a light red summer wine, medium light bodied with light tannins.
On the palate you get strawberry, raspberry and cherry flavours. A bit of cloves, cotton candy. No game taste as often with this grape.
It’s a very pleasant, vibrant, lively example of a Kalecik Karası.
I wish I could find it in Istanbul.