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Yaban Kolektif Erciş Karası ‘1770’ 2021

Bayramlı Village, Erciş, Van

Latitude: 38° 58′ 15.9594″K Longitude: 43° 11′ 27.9594″D

Bayramlı, in the Erciş district of Van, is a village where the Armenian population settled and engaged in viticulture in the past. Thanks to Şahin İşler and his family, who have looked after this Erciş Karası vineyard, it was possible to make wine from these 55 year old vines that grow on their own roots, on sandy and clay soils, at an altitude of 1.770 meters, on the shore of Lake Van.

Winemaker: José Hernandez-Gonzalez ve Kübranur Cingirt

Harvest date: Hand-harvested on 19 September 2021

Alcohol: 13.1% / 75cl

pH: 3.63  TA: 5.0 g/l (Tartaric) RS: 2.0 gr/lt

Closure: Diam 5 – 38/44


Whole bunches of hand-harvested Erciş Karası grapes were fermented with ambient yeasts in 500 liter clay amphoras. The must was punched down only once per day during the slow fermentation with a total maceration period of 42 days.

The wine was aged in used French oak barrels for 7 months after fermentation and was bottled in the 12th of August 2022 unfined and unfiltered. It was kept in the underground caves of the Vinolus Winery for a further 6 months before release.