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The red grape variety comes from Turkey. It must not be confused with the morphologically similar variety Iri Kara. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2007, it is genetically closely related to the variety Sergi Karasi, which is hardly cultivated anymore. This late-maturing, very high-yielding vine produces simple red wines. It is also used to produce raisins and the traditional Pekme grape syrup. The variety is cultivated in the two provinces of Kirsehir and Nevsehir in Central Anatolia.

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012

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