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Yaban Gamay 2019 ‘Dilini Isır!’

Güzelköy, Şarköy, Tekirdağ

Latitude: 40°44’39.76″N / Longitude: 27°17’38.95″E

Made from Gamay grapes coming from vineyards at an altitude of 240 meters in the Güzelköy region of the Şarköy district of Tekirdağ. Thanks to Alaattin Sevil, who carefully looked after the 25-year-old vineyards cultivated as bush vines in clay soils.

Winemaker: Semril Zorlu

Harvest date: Hand-harvested on 11 September 2019 

Alcohol: 14.0% / 75cl

pH: 3.83  TA: 6,6g/l (Tartaric) RS: 2,0 g/l

Closure: Diam 3 – 38/44


Taken into the stainless steel tank on 12 September 2019 followed by 2 days of cold maceration at 10°C. Fermented for 9 days and a 8-day long post-maceration followed. Total skin contact is 19 days.

Punched down several times a day during fermentation, no modification was applied other than the addition of yeast. Two different types of yeast were inoculated. The first one is Torulaspora delbrueckii, which is non saccharomyces, and this yeast was preferred to increase the aroma layering, strengthen the structure on the palate and reduce the use of added sulfur. It was then fermented with a neutral type of Saccharomyces so that the fermentation aromas were not dominant and the aroma profile of the variety was not suppressed. Malolactic fermentation was completed spontaneously within 25 days after pressing.

After ageing for 9 months in stainless steel tanks at a constant temperature of 10°C, it was bottled on 1 July 2020 without cold stabilization or filtration. Aged for a further 20 months in bottle before release.