Photo courtesy of Mustafa Camlija

Originally from Eastern Anatolia (Elazığ), this Turkish grapevine is also grown all over Turkey from Cappadocia through Denizli to Thrace.

Its name comes from its shape, a large and round black berry, looking like a bull’s eye (öküz-gözü).

This grape gives a medium-bodied wine, quite easy to drink with a high acidity which means it can be stored for long as it will age well. Tannins usually are soft. Its nose is very aromatic and fruity.

Aromas : Dried apricot, Cardamom, Dark cherry, Cherry marmalade, Chocolate, Clove, Eucalyptus, Strawberry, Raspberry, Pomegranate, Mint, Blackberry, Black pepper, Prune, Thyme, Violet.