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Karasakiz

The red grape variety comes from Turkey. Synonyms are Feidia, Fidia, Fidia Mavri, Kara Sakiz, Karakiz, Karassakyz, Kuntra, Makbule, Mavrupalya, Pheidia, Phidia and Sakiz Kara. The name means "black gum". The descent (parentage) is unknown. The late ripening vine is generally well resistant to vine diseases and drought. It produces low acidity red and rosé wines with soft tannins and aromas of red fruits. The variety used to be widespread and was mainly used for the production of raki. Today it is mainly cultivated on the north-east Aegean island of Bozcaada (grch. Ténedos), as well as in the east of the Turkish mainland. In 2016, however, only four hectares of vineyard area were designated (statistics Kym Anderson).

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