Grape: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot
Region: Kaynaklar, Izmir, Aegean region
Alcohol: % 14.4
Total Acidity: 5.60 g/l
Residual sugar: 1.40
Winemaker: Andrea Paoletti
Content | 750 ml
Closure | Cork
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Paşaeli K2 – Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Paşaeli K2 is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon , Cabernet Franc , Merlot and Petit Verdot varieties grown in our Serez vineyard in Kaynaklar – İzmir that lies at 235 metres elevation. Fermented with native yeast only, it is barrel aged for 12 months in French oak barrels of 225 liters, and bottle aged for at least 6 months before release.
Deep crimson with a soft rim. The nose has rich aromas of sweet, ripe cassis and blackberry. The palate is firm and dense with chewy sweet tannins filled out with pure fruit, and oak overtones. A big, full-bodied, balanced wine with a long finish. This is the winery’s best seller in Turkey, and has gained them some notoriety with Jancis Robinson, among other critics, over the years.14% ABV.
17.5 points – JancisRobinson.com (for 2012 Vintage)
17.0 points – JancisRobinson.com (for 2013 Vintage)
17.5 points – JancisRobinson.com (for 2014 Vintage)
17 + points – JancisRobinson.com (for 2015 Vintage)
90 Points – Wine Enthusiast (for 2012 Vintage)
Bronze Medal – TEXSOM International Wine Awards 2016 (for 2011 Vintage)
Serez vineyard has a stony, gravely and clay red soil and is at an altitude of 235 meters. This altitude gives the possibility of day and night temperature differences during late August and early September, namely during the harvest period. This ensures the grapes to retain their acidity while reaching sugar and phenolic maturity.
The grapes are handpicked, destemmed and crushed. It is fermented with native yeast only. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tank with a skin contact of 3 weeks with pumping overs. The wine is barrel aged for 12 months in 1 year old French oak barrels and a minimum of 6 months in bottle.
Deep dark cherry red color. The nose has rich aroma of sweet, ripe cassis and blackberry. On the palate it is firm, dense with chewy sweet tannins filled out with pure fruit. The fruit shines through the oak influence. A full-bodied, balanced wine with a long finish.
The grapes for the “K2” are picked manually and stalk before they are pressed, after which the wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks. To give the wine extra complexity, the skins soak for three weeks. During those weeks, the juice is pumped regularly over the skins for an optimum taste. The wine ages twelve months in one-year-old barrels of French oak and in the bottle for a minimum of six months. The “K2” is a wine with a deep dark cherry red color and has aromas of sweet ripe cassis berries in the nose. In the soft tannins of the wine you can almost put your teeth and be supplemented with flavors of pure fruit and oak overtones. A large, full-bodied and balanced wine with a long finish
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