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Calkarasi

The red grape variety (also Cal Karasi) comes from the Turkey; the name means "Black of Cal". You mustn't go with that morphological very similar varieties Adakarasi. Horozkarasi. Kalecik Karasi or Papazkarasi can be confused (but it is suspected that some of them may be identical). The medium to late ripening vine generally has good disease resistance. It produces fruity, acidic, rather bright red wines with soft tannins and raspberry aroma. The variety is grown on the eponymous Cal peninsula in the Pamukkale region (Denizli province) in the southwest of the country at 600 to 850 meters above sea level. It is mostly used as a blend of red or rose wines. The big winery Kavaklidere The famous brand rosé wine is made from it Lal, It will also be used for distillation of Raki and the production of raisins used. In 2010, 625 hectares of vineyards were reported (Statistics Kym Anderson ).

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

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