We tasted 6 wines in the recent seminar that mentioned a short while ago. I could manage to taking notes, but unforunately could not take any pictures for you.
While I will be writing my tasting notes, I will also try to tell you what I’ve learned about whine tasting for those who are curious.My notes are generally based to the common comments of the group, but I didn’t include the comments which I don’t agree 🙂
When Cüneyt Uygur (Manager of Kayra Wine Center) mentioned “bodied”, I asked him what this meant. I felt like a hero because I was sure everyone was wondering waht it meant 🙂 He explained it carefully by using many adjectives. I can summarize it as the intensity and the weight of the wine in the mouth.
In addition, I also learned how is acidity felt, how is it felt when a wine has lots of tannins, and other things that I don’t remember now.
We tasted one sparkling wine, one roze, two while and two red wines.
1. Cameo D’oro
Before we tasted this sparkling wine of Kayra, we also learned how we should open a sparkling wine bottle. This was the best part for me 🙂 because I am not really interested in tasting sparkling wine since I don’t like high acitity or sparkles. My notes say that it was a wine with medium body, high acidity, fruity, lemon and yeast aromas on the nose.
2. Terra de France, Sauvignon Blanc 2008
This wine has a darker color compared to the sparkling wine, but it has still a light yellow color. It has a high acidity and fruity aromas. When I tasted this, two sides of my tounge burned from acidity and I though I could not ever like a white wine. This negative thoughts only lasted until I tasted the following white wine. It was clear to me that it was not only about color, there are huge differences among the white wines.
3.Terra California Chardonnay 2006
I was the first one who commented that the acidity of this wine is much lower than the previous two 🙂 I think this was how a white wine should taste like. How could I drink those whites with burning acidity? It is still not my favorite, because the fruity and spicy aromas of the wine were so sweat that I would think if it could be a semi sweet wine. I smelled fume and oaky aromas for the first time from this wine.
4.Terra Kalecik Karasi Roze 2009
This was the second time that I had ever tasted a roze wine. The first one was in Bozcaada, in Corvus’s store. I don’t know which wine it was, but it had an orange or salmon like color. Terra Kalecik Karasi Roze, on the other hand, had a lively pink color. It was a medium bodied, highly acidic wine with a little tannins, fruity and flowery aromas.For me, it is a wine that can be tried only if necessary in social events.
5. Kayra Vintage Merlot 2008
I was happy that I could eventually taste a red wine, but high acidiy disappointed me a little. I still think that it can be a very nice wine after a little dekantation. It has a dark burgundy color, a medium body, moderate tannins, fruity, spicy and oaky aromas.
6.Buzbag Rezerv 2006
We just listened to the reasons of why Okuzgozu and Bogazkere blends make good blends and therefore I was really curious about this wine. This was clearly the peak of the tasting that day. My curiousity left its seat to joy! I am grateful whoever thought first about blending these two grapes. The wine has a dark red but rather transparent color. It has medium body, moderate acidity, a lot of tannins, fruity and spicy aromas.