Tasting notes: Vinolus – Okuzgozu/Bogazkere 2008 – Turkey

Another Vinolus wine from Okuzgozu & Bogazkere grapes grown in South-Eastern part of Turkey  Diyarbakir Germik and Elazig. This is a very simple example of a table wine which you can enjoy smoothly. As I mentioned in my previous post I had ordered Vinolus’ wines directly from the producer and tasted their fantastic, stunning Chardonnay.

With a brief garnet color there is some sediment in the bottle, such that I found a sediment layer at the bottom of the cork after I opened the bottle, interesting…

On the other hand, I tasted this wine in some periodical steps. At the beginning I got some red berries, plum, a little hint of citrus and some violet. After about 1,5 hours I found some cold tea and elegant and significant dried red pepper (capsicum) aromas something like you eat red pepper. This shows us how “wine” is a living in constant motion element at every seconds of life…

This wine has some medium to low acidity and light body where there is a medium to short finish. But you can still enjoy it however with its fresh, clean structure where there is no manipulation during production stage. Overall, its price (14 TL) is a good bargain…

I have to tell that, with such fresh, clean structure together with its light body and easy to drink way, this wine is so similar to one South African wine which I usually drink in one restaurant located in Salalah – Oman. Per glass it’s about 1 Omani Rial (which makes around 2 Euros)…  I hope that such normal (!) price levels can also be obtained in Turkey as well.

Otherwise, to my mind, with unstoppable high price levels for Turkish wine (like oil prices !), the way where it goes is not that good…

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About Murat Mumcuoglu

Crazy about wine & gastronomy... Chef & Owner of Istanbul's smallest tapas bar "Hola Panini & Tapas" located in Moda district...
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