Turasan Okuzgozu 2019 (Drinks like a California Pinot Noir!)
Drinks like a California Pinot Noir!
One of Turkey’s most revered red varietals, Öküzgözü gets its name from its large berries – in Turkish Öküzgözü means “eye of the bull”. It produces medium-bodied wines, loaded with ripe fruit and spicy flavors with plenty of acidity. Think of an earthy Gamay and you have something close to the flavor of Öküzgözü. A minty edge is sometimes highlighted in the aromatics, along with dark cherry and summer strawberries. Capable of aging for 2-3 years, Öküzgözü is often blended with Bogazkere, and takes well to oak aging. Generally as a stand-alone varietal, Öküzgözü makes a soft wine, easy to drink, with low to moderate tannin levels.