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The red grape variety comes from the Turkey; the name means "black cock". Synonyms are Horoz, Horoz Karasi, Khorozkarassi and Kilis Karasi. The latter indicates the origin of the province of Kilis in the southeast. It may, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological Similarities do not match the varieties Adakarasi. Calkarasi. Kalecik Karasi or Papazkarasi be confused (but it is believed that some of them may be identical). The medium-maturing vine is prone to Botrytis but very suitable for a hot climate. It produces colorful, tannin and alcohol rich red wines. But she will be more than table grape estimated. The variety is mainly to Gaziantep in the eponymous (lying next to Kilis) province near the border Syria grown. In 2010, however, no stocks were reported (Kym Anderson ).

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

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