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Vasilaki

The white grape variety comes from Turkey. Synonyms are Altintas, Anadolu Yapincagi and Kabudagi. The parentage (parenthood) is unknown. It is cultivated on the island of Bozcaada in the north-eastern Aegean Sea in the Thracian Sea. It is located four nautical miles away from the port of Yükyeri on the Anatolian mainland. From ancient times until early modern times, Ténedos was an important port at the entrance to the Dardanelles. At least since the 6th century B.C. there is evidence of viticulture on the island. After the Greek-Turkish war in 1922/1923 the island, which at that time belonged to Greece, was granted to Turkey. The medium ripening vine produces fine acidic white wines with aromas of citrus, cloves and orange peel, which tend to oxidize. In 2016, four hectares of vineyards were designated (Kym Anderson).

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