Paşaeli Kolorko 2021 Trakya

17

Full bottle 1,291 g. Kolorko is an indigenous variety that is native to the town of Şarköy and its surrounding villages in Thrace. Once a very famous variety, now it is close to extinction but rescued by owner Seyit Karagozoglu. The grapes were harvested 29 September, pressed with whole clusters. It was fermented at 18 °C for 15 days in a stainless-steel tank. The wine was aged on its lees for 3 months with lees-stirring twice a week. 
Herbal-citrus fragrance of great purity with a slight cedary note, and chalky/stony at the same time. Like the Yapıncak 2021, this also has a more scented blossomy note than in most vintages I have tasted so far. On the palate, that cedary character is more dominant, with a sour saltiness making this mouth-wateringly fresh. Such an interesting variety. More savoury as it warms up, plus yellow plums, pears and spices. Nicely textured by the lees. Long finish. (JH)

Producer
Paşaeli
Grape variety
Kolorko
Appellation
Trakya
Region
Turkey
Country
Colour
White
Alcohol
13%
Score
17
When to drink
2022
2027
Published on
10 May 2022
Date tasted
Reviewer