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Ekim Kara

The red grape variety comes from the Ukraine, the name means "Black Doctor". Synonyms are Echim Kara and Ekim Qara. She is not allowed with the variety Kefessiya (Doktorsky Chernyi = also black doctor) to be confused. The vine was supposedly introduced at the end of the 19th century by a Russian doctor. The late-ripening vine is prone to the real and fake mildew, The wine is mostly in blending with the variety Cevat Kara in sweet, fortified wines as in the brand wine Chorny doctor or in products of the famous state vineyard Massandra on the peninsula Crimea used. In 2010, a total of 27 acres were reported.

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

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