Emir - Description and characteristics of the Emir vine


The Emir vine comes from central southern Anatolia and is a native white grape from Cappadocia.


Most of the grapes are planted in Nevsehir Province. Emir got its name (Emir = ruler / lord) due to the fact that it was a very popular wine at the tables of the local gentlemen.

Emir has been used to create crisp, refreshing wines since Roman times. Emir grapes produce straw yellow wines with green reflections, known for their aromas of green apples and minerals on the nose.

On the palate, the grape produces lively, crisp wines with a high acidity. Emir is also used to make sparkling wine. Emir wines cannot be matured well in the barrel because they do not harmonize with the wood. The wine should usually be tasted within 1-2 years.


The vine prefers a steppe climate, with a large temperature difference between day and night. She definitely likes it cooler and drier than the popular tourist areas of the Mediterranean and Aegean.


The preferred soil is sand, sandstone, decomposed volcano, and tuff. Emir thrives on the volcanic soils of Cappadocia, which are rich in minerals.


Emir has slightly oval, greenish yellow, medium-sized berries on medium-sized conical grapes.


The aroma of the vine is apple (green / yellow), pineapple, kiwi, lemon, blood orange and white rose.

Food recommendation

The wines usually go well with salmon and other fatty fish, shellfish, asparagus, chicken with tomato sauce, pasta with white creamy sauce, salads without vinegar or sushi.