“Emir” is the local white varietal of Capadocia region of Turkey. I like “Emir” especially due to its strong mineral structure. And I’ve always believed that since it’s been a varietal that well integrates its region there has been always a potential to create a “terroir” wine from “Emir”.
After tasting Vinolus’ fantastic Chardonnay, I decided to taste their Emir from 2007 vintage.
The wine has a pale lemon color and less intense than I was expecting. Eventhough this low intensity there is significant mineral notes and some citrus aromas from behind.
On the palate the wine has medium acidity with light body structure. Actually the mineral structure is quite strong in this wine however; the missing point is that it lacks fruity notes behind this mineral structure whereas limestone and gravel type flavors create an interesting minerality in this wine. There are also some citrus notes behind on the palate as well. Most probably the wine is losing its fruity characters in its fourth year. May be if we had a chance to drink it two or three years back, we might have seen a much more characterized wine.
Actually in any case this is a good example to understand the mineral potential of “Emir”. To my mind, the producers have to work more on this varietal…