Çakır Somnium Premium Chardonnay 2019

230 TL I found out about this winery during our holidays in Bodrum. It’s good to know there’s a new addition to the wineries of Urla wine route. Urla, what a wonderful place!!! So it’s a family business which launched its first vintage only a year ago. Somnium is their first label. Now they have…

Doluca Karma Chardonnay Narince 2018

16€ in Germany I had heard about the Karma line made by Doluca.I have to admit I don’t trust a lot the big wine companies.This wine is a big surprise! A very good one.There are a lot of blends made of Chardonnay and Narince, two white varieties, a French one and a Turkish one. They’re…

Corvus Blend Bianco 2016

Vasilaki, Çavuş, Chardonnay Points : 8,5/10 Price : Around 18 € at Istanbul airport. My last Turkish bottle bought in Turkey is a very interesting blend of Vasilaki and Çavuş, two indigenous grapes from Bozcaada and Chardonnay! What a wine! Beautiful golden colour! So aromatic and rich on the nose! I felt aromas of yellow…

Pamukkale Artı Chardonnay Narince 2017

Points : 8,5/10 Price : 115 TL at Mensis Mahzen Another very good white wine made by Pamukkale winery in the Artı serie. The grapes are harvested separately. The fermentation takes place in French new oak. Then the wine is aged on lees for 6 months in new and 1 year in old French oak….

Firuze Chardonnay 2018

Points : 8,25/10 Price : 79 TL from the winery Everything started with the Bulutsuz and Gülbay families who bought a closed winery in 2012 in Uçmakdere (Oriental Thrace). They called it « Firüze” – turquoise. Hence the stone on the label. After having modernised it, the team decided to source grapes from local vineyards all…

Vinbodrum Fümé Chardonnay 2017

Points : 8,25/20 Price : 80 TL from the winery Lovely nose, aromatic, with stone fruit and grapefruit, some vanilla oak-derived aromas, and a touch of smoke. The palate is slightly oily, there is some yellow fruit, along with a delicate oak influence – shown by vanilla and popcorn flavours – and then the wine…