The red grape variety comes from the Turkey
, Synonyms are Adakarassy, Avsa Adasi, Erdek and Noir des Îles. She may not with the morphological
very similar varieties Calkarasi
. Kalecik Karasi
be confused (but it is believed that some of them may be identical). The late-ripening, high-yielding vine is prone to real mildew
and needs a lot of sunshine. It produces colorful, aromatic red wines with soft tannins and aging potential. The variety is grown mainly on the island of Avsa in the Sea of Marmara. There are also smaller stocks in the two provinces Balkesir and Tekirdag in the Marmara region. In 2010, a total acreage of 69 hectares was reported in Turkey.
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012