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Bogazkere - description and characteristics of the Bogazkere vine
The origin of the Bogazkere (Bo-as-ke-re) vine is southeast Anatolia in the area around Diyarbakir.
They are also found in Central Eastern Anatolia (Malatya), Central North Anatolia (Ankara, Usak), the Aegean (Manisa, Denizli) and in the Mediterranean (Elmali).
Bogazkere means "throat scraper". This may be due to the fact that Bogazkere has very dense tannins with a medium acidity. The wines made from this grape have a dark color, full-bodied, dense tannins with complex taste profiles. The wines of the Bogazkere grape find a harmonious balance with age.
The grape prefers hot and dry climates and higher altitudes. She is quite drought resistant.
From the bottom, she likes decomposed sandstone to red clay.
The berry is dark blue / black in color and produces small to medium-sized, round berries with a thick skin.
In the aroma you can recognize black cherry, raspberry, blackberry, black mulberry, pepper, clove, eucalyptus, tobacco, leather, pine forest, dark chocolate and liquorice.
The wine goes well with spicy dishes, meat dishes with sauce, kebabs and BBQs, roasted lamb and intensely flavored cheese.