We’re back with Paşaeli winery and a single Bordeaux grape variety, a Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 growing in the Hoşköy vineyards. Those vineyards are located in Thrace between Tekirdağ and Şarköy on an altitude of 150 metres.
The soil is made of clay and limestone with a high mineral content.
As a matter of fact the vineyards are very close to the fishing village of Hoşköy which is on the Marmara sea. Some would say this terroir belongs to the Marmara region, not Thrace.
The winds coming from the sea keep the grapes cool and ensure a good acidity.
Expect highly concentrated, mineral, fruit driven wines!
Now let’s taste it :
What a delicious fruity nose! Intense and fresh! Definitely dark fruits with a bit of a smoke and some spicy notes. Aromas of black cherries, cassis, plums, dried herbs, cedar, cloves, vanilla and some crushed rocks.
On the palate, the wine is rich and full bodied yet refined and fresh. It’s got layers of blackberries, cassis, ripe plum, minerals, mocha, vanilla, graphite and chocolate. A hint of fresh pine flavour provides an appealing zing.
Smooth and velvety tannins lead to a wonderfully elegant and persistent finish. A very seductive wine. 9/10
Thanks again Salman Gürbüz for providing those beautiful wines on winesofturkey.nl and wineanatolia.com