Narince Kayra was fermented in 100% stainless steel vats in order to preserve the naturally occurringacidity of the grape variety, along with the delicate aromas of this stunning variety. The Narince Kayra maturation also took place in stainless steel retaining the purity of the fruit aromas.
The Narince variety – pronounced “Na-rin-ja”- is an ancient, indigenous variety to Turkey and is grown in the Tokat region. The soils in the vineyard are gravelly, stony and alluvial with high lime content, which help to impart a good level of refreshing acidity to the final wine. The climate in Tokat is mild and moderate due to its location between the Mid Black Sea and Central Antolia.
Kayra produces premium wines from the Anatolia region -considered to be the birthplace of wine- and is at the cutting edge of winemaking. Kayra wines are made from unique local varieties as well as international ones. These ancient indigenous varieties are being vinified using modern techniques and are producing award-winning results. The vines are planted in the best sites; and the vineyards and wineries have been significantly invested in. The Elaziğ winery, located in Eastern Anatolia, was established in 1942 and is dedicated entirely to the production of red wines. The Şarköy Winery in Thrace was built in 1996 and embraces a cellar for 1,200 barrels, reserved for the ageing of special cuvées. Under the guidance of consultant winemaker Daniel O’Donnell, it is Kayra’s aim to reveal the true potential of Turkey and to bring their rich history and generous spirit to lovers of fine wine.