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Merzifon Karasi

The red grape variety comes from the Turkey; the name means "Black of Merzifon". According to done in 2003 DNA analysis the long-standing presumption was refuted that they are identical to the Italian variety Marzemino be. This wrong assumption and related mention in Mozart Curiously enough, the opera "Don Giovanni" had led to a certain amount of growth. The medium to late-ripening vine is generally resistant to vine diseases. It is grown in the Amasya province, which is close to the Black Sea, in the central north of the country. There is also a red variety called Merzifon Siyahi ; nothing is known about a possible relationship.

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

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