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The red grape variety comes from the Turkey, Synonyms are Ada Karasi, Adakarassy, Avsa Adasi, Avsa Island, Balikesir, Erdek and Noir des Iles. It may, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological Similarities do not match the varieties Calkarasi. Horozkarasi. Kalecik Karasi or Papazkarasi 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 of 69 hectares of vineyards were reported in Turkey (Statistics Kym Anderson ).

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012

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