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Ada Karasi grapes

by | Dec 4, 2017

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The name Ada Karasi means the “island black” in Turkish. It is an origin of Turkey red grape variety, famous for making soft and red wines.

Ada Karasi grapes

Ada Karasi is commonly mistaken for some grape varieties like Calkarasi, Horozkarasi, Kalecik Karasi and Papazkarasi.

Even if these varieties have fairly different cultivation areas, these grapevines are usually considered the same.

Based from DNA profiling, there is no evidence that Ada Karasi has similarities with Calkarasi, Horozkarasi, Kalecik Karasi and Papazkarasi.

Wines with Ada Karasi grapes

Characteristics of Ada Karasi

Ada Karasi vines produce large berries with thick skins. It is a late ripening variety which needs doses of sunshine.

Ada Karasi is recognized as a productive varietal, but prone to diseases such as powdery mildew.

In order to create aromatic wines, Ada Karasi must be cultivated accurately and carefully in sandy – loam soils.


Wine grape varieties

Characteristics of Ada Karasi Wines

Wines made from Ada Karasi are soft and dark. The wines have an estimate alcohol ratio of 12% and an acidity that ranges from 6 to 7 grams/liter. The Avsu Island produces 1500 tons of wines annually.


Michael Bredahl

Michael Bredahl

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