Perdix Pinot Noir Rosé 2018

Points : 8,5/10 Price : 76 TL at Mensis Mahzen On the nose, peach, quince and wild strawberries. Some soft floral and spicy tones as well. Fleshy, round and well balanced. Some stony minerality. Light lemony flavours with orange peel and black cherry. Some herby undertones. A juicy rose with a zesty kick at the…

Gürbüz Roze Mood 2019

Kalecik Karası 40%, Papaskarası 30%, Cinsault 30% Points : 8/10 Price : 88 TL at Mensis Mahzen Here’s a marketing coup from Akın Gürbüz. Akın’Bey produces excellent wines and work as an adviser to some wineries in Turkey. This new série called “Mood” in English aims at a younger crowd which wants to drink more…

Chamlija rose de strandja 2019

Points : 8,75/10 Price : 87 TL at Mensis Mahzen Made from low-yield Papazkarasi, Pinot Noir and Kalecik Karası grapes. The colour is pale peachy salmon. On the nose, strawberry, raspberry, rose, stone, grapefruit and white peach. The mouth has attractive peachy oily character. Very fresh, layered. Traditional method, 5 hours under low pressure. Chamlija…

Ayda (Vinaida) rosé 2018

Pinot Noir Points : 8,25/10 Price : 80 TL from the winery This delicately-hued rosé offers aromas of raspberry, rose petal, white peach, juicy melon and nectarine. Fermented and aged for 7 months in french oak barrels. Medium high bodied, fruity, high sensation of alcohol. Flavours follow adding strawberry and mineral acids to the mix….

Ayda (Vinaida) Pinot Noir 2017

Points : 7,75/10 Price : 133 TL from the winery Here’s a Pinot Noir I couldn’t miss. It’s produced by Ayda winery and vineyards under the trade mark Vinaida. (I like the modern and eye catching label). Ayda winery is located close to Urla and Izmir and is run by a couple who became professional…

The 4 best Turkish Pinots Noirs

Let me present you today the 4 best Turkish Pinots Noirs : Ma’adra Pinot Noir 2018 100 TL at La Cave Ma’adra vineyards is situated near Balıkesir (Ayvalık). If you look at the map, it’s between Çanakkale and Izmir (in the northern part of the Aegean region. On the nose : Cherry, red currant, a…