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.
Region: Kaynaklar, Izmir - Aegea
Alcohol: % 14.4
Total Acidity: 5.60 g/l
Residual sugar: 1.40
Winemaker: Andrea Paoletti