Pasaeli K2 Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot
Paşaeli K2 is a blend of the classic Bordeux blend 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, which are grown at the Serez winery in Kaynaklar - İzmir. A special cuvee with juicy red berry fruit, peppery spice, aromas of ripe cassis paired with vanilla and silky tannin. A "limited edition" that perfectly captured the power of the southern sun.
The grapes are picked by hand, de-stemmed and crushed. After fermentation with local yeast, the wine is aged for 12 months in 1 year old French oak barrels and at least 6 months in the bottle.
This is the bestseller of the Pasaeli winery in Turkey and has made it known among others to Jancis Robinson over the years. The nose has rich aromas of sweet, ripe cassis and blackberries. The palate is firm and dense with tough tannins, filled with pure fruits and well integrated oak. A full-bodied, balanced wine with a long finish.
Before 2000, Seyit Karagözoglu was an importer who brought all of the world's great wines to Turkey. And then, at the beginning of a new millennium, he founded the Pasaeli winery to produce the best wines in Turkey so that they could be brought into the world. He first planted a vineyard in Kaynaklar, a small village south of Izmir, and then another via the Bospurus in Hosköy, a city in European Turkey (Thrace).
Cold winters and warm summers are characteristic of the climate, and most precipitation falls in December. The vines are cut at the head, among other things, conventional cultivation methods are used in the vineyards.
In the beginning, he devoted himself entirely to the endangered, local varieties of Turkey, which is why he planted grapes of the Kolorko, Karasakiz and Yapincak varieties in the vineyards. For this reason, special wines from particularly rare grape varieties from the House of Pasaeli still come today. The Pasaeli wines are made by hand in small quantities and are an exciting vision of what can come from Turkey. Due to the low production volume, Pasaeli wines are only available to a limited extent and are rarely available all year round.