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Boğazkere Wine Grapes

An Introduction

Boğazkere is a red wine grape native to the Anatolia region of Turkey. It is one of the country's oldest and most widely planted grape varieties, with a history dating back more than 2,000 years.

Boğazkere grapes are known for their thick skins and high tannin content, which give the wines made from them a deep, rich flavor and a long finish. The grapes are also relatively high in acidity, which helps to balance the tannins and give the wines good structure.

Boğazkere wines are typically full-bodied and robust, with flavors of black fruit, spices, and earth. They are often aged in oak barrels, which can add additional layers of complexity to the wine.

Boğazkere is grown primarily in the Elazığ and Diyarbakır provinces of Turkey, where the hot, dry climate and rocky soil provide the ideal conditions for the grape to thrive. The grape is also grown in other parts of Turkey, as well as in a few other countries, including Australia and the United States.

Boğazkere wines are well-suited to pairing with hearty, flavorful dishes, such as grilled meats, stews, and game. They are also often enjoyed on their own as a sipping wine. With its rich history and unique flavor profile, Boğazkere is a grape variety that is well worth exploring for wine enthusiasts.


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This site is a work of love and passion for the people, land and wonderful produce of Turkey. As the ancient home of wine, join along with me as I discover the viticulture of Turkey, the lovely unique Turkish wine grapes, and the amazing and widely interesting people that make up this industry. 

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