Turkey

Turkey

Turkish Wine

Believe it or not, Turkey is the fourth largest grower of grapes in the world, although only a small proportion are used to make Turkish Wine!

Out of this small proportion, an even smaller amount make it to become fine wines, with very few of these making it outside of Turkey.

One of the most important producers of Turkish wines are Mey, the recently (2004) privatised state spirits company, first established during the Ottoman empire.

The vineyards that produce these wines are located in the upland region of the Taurus Mountains of Eastern Anatolia, the birthplace of wine over 6 thousand years ago. More precisely, they are located in Elazıg in Eastern Anatolia at altitudes of 850-1100 meters in soils of chalky clay and decomposed granite.

Daniel O’Donnell is the winemaker in charge at Mey, crafting wine in the world's oldest winemaking region, but using methods that are decidedly modern such as cold soaks, whole berry fermentation, extended skin contact, and aging in barriques.

Kaya Kapadokia

Between a velvety fruity Burgundy and a hearty Rhone. Beautiful dark red, with fine exotic scent, pl..

£13.02 Ex Tax: £10.85

Kayra Buzbag Emir-Narince

Aromas of Asian pear, quince, chamomile and grapefruit that pair with all sorts of fresh seafood and..

£10.74 Ex Tax: £8.95

Kayra Buzbag Okuzgozu-Bogazkere

Rich, meaty red with a long finish and a touch of smoky oakBased on their faith in the goodness that..

£10.74 Ex Tax: £8.95

Kayra Buzbag Rezerv

Cherry and red forest fruits on the palate with ripe tanninsBased on their faith in the goodness tha..

£15.18 Ex Tax: £12.65

Kayra Kalecik Karasi

Light tannins balanced with refreshing acidity, lingering ripe cherry flavours, soft and elegantBase..

£12.78 Ex Tax: £10.65

Kayra Kalecik Karasi Rose

Fresh strawberries, raspberries and white cherries are the standout aromas and a slight sweetness ba..

£12.78 Ex Tax: £10.65

Kayra Narince

Aromas of Asian pear, quince, chamomile and grapefruit that pair with all sorts of fresh seafood and..

£12.78 Ex Tax: £10.65

Kayra Okuzgozu

Soft silky tannins, lingering black fruit flavours, integrated oak balanced with generous acidity, l..

£14.52 Ex Tax: £12.10

Kayra Shiraz

Mouth filling, intense black fruit flavours balanced with ripe tannins and lively acidityBased on th..

£12.78 Ex Tax: £10.65