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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. It must not be with the variety Kefessiya (Doktorsky Chernyi = also Black Doctor) can be confused. The vine was reportedly introduced by a Russian doctor at the end of the 19th century. The late-ripening vine is susceptible to the real and the wrong mildew, The wine is usually blended with the variety Cevat Kara in sweet, fortified wines like in branded wine Tschorny doctor or in products from the famous state winery Massandra on the peninsula Crimea used. A total of 27 hectares were designated in 2010.

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

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