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Lâl Rosé
Lâl Rosé
Kavaklidere

Style Rosé Country Turkey Price $10
Vintage tasted 2008 Grapes Çalkarisi
Website www.kavaklidere.com

Overview While few Americans have tasted Turkish wine, Turkey has a long tradition of winemaking. In fact, many historians believe that winemaking began in this region. Kavaklidere is the country’s largest producer but a respected one, with wines that range from age-worthy reds to this steely, refreshing rosé, which reminds us of the wonderfully refreshing rosé from Provence in both its salmon color and its crisp flavor profile. This is a surprisingly rare treat in American wine stores, where a lot of rosé is looking more and more like Pinot Noir these days.

Nose Our blind tasters loved the muted, mineral nose with faint fruit and an impression of chalk.

Mouth It’s steely, with some light fruit and wonderful acidity.
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