Pendore Öküzgözü

Grape: Öküzgözü
Region: Pendore Vineyard/Aegean
Color: Bright garnet with ruby ​​tints
Fragrance: Dark red fruit and spicy aromas with integrated oak notes
Taste: Deep with its ripe tannins, full bodied and long lasting with its pronounced acidity and well integrated oak flavors
barrel Matured in 225 and 500 liters French oak barrels for 10 months.
Temperature: 17-18 °C
Food match: Perfectly matches with grilled red meat, game, stewed meat and hard cheeses.
Awards: Sommelier Wine Awards 2020 Gold Medal
Decanter 2020 Silver Medal

Pendore vineyard is located near the town Kemaliye in the Aegean Region. The name Pendore comes from the Latin “pence horyos”, which means “five villages”, where the Lydians anciently lived.

Pendore Öküzgözü 2017, is produced from Öküzgözü grapes grown 350 m above the sea level where the soil is composed of clay, limestone and gravels. The vineyard is located in a special micro-climate where continental and Mediterranean climates meet. Grown with low yield (50 hl/ ha) and harvested early in the morning by hand at optimum maturity, the grapes are recived with gravity system (transfer of grapes by gravity, without any pumping equipment, thus causing no bruises and processed gently).

Pendore Öküzgözü 2017 is a terroir wine which has charming black forest fruit aromas and spicy notes, pronounced acidity and a full body with its ripe tannins which are matured in 225 and 500 liters French oak barrels for 10 months. This premium wine is produced in limited quantity with numerated bottles. It is recommended to be served at 17-18 ºC and perfectly matches with grilled red meat, game, stewed meat and hard cheeses.

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