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2014 Vinkara Yasasin Sparkling 750ml

2014 Vinkara Yasasin Sparkling

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Yasasin (pronounced “Yasha Sihn”) is the first natural sparkling wine produced in Turkey using the “ Traditional Method” (Methode Traditionnelle), a commonly preferred method for the production of top quality sparkling wines worldwide. Yasasin was produced with Kalecik Karasi grapes harvested at Vinkara’s vineyards in the Kalecik region and processed as a white wine (blanc de noirs). - Winemaker's Notes

Producer: Vinkara
Website: http://usa.vinkarawines.com

Price: $39.99
Sale Price: $29.99

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Varietal: Kalecik Karasi
Kalecik Karasi is a Turkish grape variety and a Turkish wine produced from this grape. This grape and wine are called by the name of area, the Kalecik district of Ankara Province, Turkey.

Country: Turkey
With between 600 and 1200 indigenous grape varieties, Turkish winemakers have many options to pursue. Currently only 60 varieties are commercially cultivated. Some of the native Turkish varieties include the Yapincak and Papazkarasi grown in Thrace; the Sultaniye of the Aegean coast; the Öküzgözü and Bogazkere (used to make Buzbag) of Eastern Anatolia; the Çalkarasi of the Denizli Province in Western Anatolia, and the Kalecik Karasi, Narince and Emir of Central Anatolia.

Region: Kalecik
Kalecik is located northeast of Ankara in the Mid-Northern Anatolia province. At an altitude of over 2,000 feet, the vineyard is surrounded by nearby mountains and the Kizilirmak River. The river creates an extraordinary mesoclimate for producing wines with naturally high acidity that are powerfully complex. Due to these unique weather conditions, the most prominent grape cultivated in Kalecik carries the name of the region. Kalecik Karasi is one of the three most important red grape varieties in Turkey.


Type: Sparkling
Sparkling wine is a wine with high levels of carbon dioxide in it making it bubble. The carbon dioxide is a result of natural fermentation, either in a bottle or a specially designed tank, or as a result of carbon dioxide injection. Sparkling wine is usually white or rosé but there are many examples of red sparkling wines. The sweetness of sparkling wine can range from very dry "brut" styles to sweeter "doux" varieties. When one thinks of sparkling wine they usually think of Champagne, but this wine is exclusively produced in the Champagne region of France and many sparkling wines are produced in other countries and regions. Most countries reserve the word Champagne for a specific type from the Champagne region of France. The French terms "Mousseux" or "Crémant" are used to refer to sparkling wine not made in the Champagne region. German and Austrian sparkling wines are called Sekt. The United States is a significant producer of sparkling wine with producers in numerous states. Recently the United Kingdom, which produced some of the earliest examples of sparkling wine, has started producing sparkling wines again.