Kayra Buzbag, 2017
Taste Profile Where it's from
Here, two indigenous varieties (Emir and Narince) have been skilfully blended to create this excellent white wine. Narince has delicate aromas of citrus fruits which perfectly marry with the riper, more exotic flavours of the Emir variety. Many will be surprised to find such a fresh, mineral and complex white wine coming from Turkey but this is a great advert for the wines from Eastern Anatolia. - Andy Howard MW
About the Wine
Kayra produces premium wines from the Anatolia region -considered to be the birthplace of wine- and is at the cutting edge of winemaking. The wines are made from unique local varieties as well as international ones.
These ancient indigenous varieties are being vinified using modern techniques and are producing awardwinning results. The vines are planted in the best sites; and the vineyards and wineries have been significantly invested in.
The Elaziğ winery, located in Eastern Anatolia, was established in 1942 and is dedicated entirely to the production of red wines. The Şarköy Winery in Thrace was built in 1996 and embraces a cellar for 1,200 barrels, reserved for the ageing of special cuvées.
The Narince variety - pronounced "Na-rin-ja"- is an ancient, indigenous variety to Turkey and is grown in the Tokat region. The soils in the vineyard are gravelly, stony and alluvial with a high lime content, which help to impart a good level of refreshing acidity to the final wine. The climate in Tokat is mild and moderate due to its location between the Mid Black Sea and Central Antolia.
Goes well with
A great combination of intense citrus fruit and some richer, more exotic/tropical flavours, this has the body to stand up to most types of food. It will work very well with all types of fish – try with roasted sea-bass or monkfish with a red-pepper sauce.
The acidity means it is a great match with all types of shellfish – try with grilled prawns and gremolata. Can also be paired with chicken and lighter meat dishes.
|Grapes||Emir 50% Narince 50%|
|Organic / Biodynamic||No / No|
|Vegetarian / Vegan||Yes / Yes|
|Volume||750ml (Full bottle)|