MANY have never heard of URLA wines from Turkey…much less tasted them. Turkish wines like Urla Winery wines are unique…made with indigenous Turkish grape varietals many wine lovers have never even heard of…like Urla Boğazkere 2009 and Sultanye. Urla, the town for which the winery is named, is a developing market town close to İzmir, Turkey’s third largest city. Urla’s history dates back to 3000 BC. The Ionians founded Urla and Dorian and Achaean migrants lived here. Ruled by the Persians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Seljuk and Ottomans respectively, it is the result of many civilisations and cultures. Wine production started way back in Urla in the 4th MILLENNIUM BC!
When it comes to wines, it is, in my opinion, respectfully…those who keep an open mind are smarter than wine snobs who restrict themselves to only ‘label wines’ or ‘show-off’ wines like Chateau Petrus, Sassiccaia, Super-Tuscans and so forth.
Minds are like parachutes…they only work when the are open…a votre sante! 🙂