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The red grape variety (also Kara Erik) comes from the Turkey, After an unverifiable hypothesis, she was allegedly already in the antiquity grown by the Armenians. The medium to late-ripening vine is generally resistant to disease. The name referring to the big berries means "ox-eye". It produces light colored, acid red wines of medium alcohol content with soft tannins and fruity aromas. The variety is grown mainly in Anatolia in the provinces of Elazig and Malaty, as well as in Thrace, Cappadocia and along the Aegean coast. It is usually as a blending partner with the variety Bogazkere for example, in the well-known brand wines Buzbag and yakut used. From the big winery Kavaklidere it is also cultivated sorted. In 2010, the acreage totaled 1,479 hectares.

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

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