The Syrah’s firmer structure is moderated by the round and fruity Kalecik Karasi* to give a balanced, medium-bodied wine with flavours of strawberries and mulberries and a hint of pepper and spice on the finish.
* Kayra Kalecik Karasi expresses its earthy roots, along with lively fruit aromas of finger bananas, ripe plums and ginger flowers, which lead through to a lightness of fruit, density of texture, and soft, silky tannins on the palate
The Sevilen winery was founded by Bulgarian immigrant Isa Güner in 1942, who convinced by Turkey’s potential for producing quality wines, purchased four hectares of land in Izmir and began planting vineyards. His passion for the land led him to name his fledgling business Sevilen, meaning ‘Beloved’. Expansion took a step change under his sons, Gökhan and Coflkun, who joined the business in 1958, growing the holdings to 50 hectares. Now run by the third generation of the Güner family, Sevilen own a total of 160 hectares of vineyards and demonstrate a level of ambition that has positioned them as one of Turkey’s most significant high-quality wine producers.
The grapes come from high-altitude vineyards planted on alluvial and limestone soils in Güney.