Plato Syrah/Okuzgozu, Sevilen, Izmir, Turkey 2020
Regular price £17.45
The Sevilen winery was founded by Bulgarian immigrant Isa Güner in 1942, who convinced by Turkey’s potential for producing quality wines, purchased four hectares of land in Izmir and began planting vineyards. His passion for the land led him to name his fledgling business Sevilen, meaning ‘Beloved’. Expansion took a step change under his sons, Gökhan and Coflkun, who joined the business in 1958, growing the holdings to 50 hectares. Now run by the third generation of the Güner family, Sevilen own a total of 160 hectares of vineyards and demonstrate a level of ambition that has positioned them as one of Turkey’s most significant high-quality wine producers.
Plato Syrah/Okuzgozu 2020
Initially there is an abundance of blackberry, plum and mulberry fruit flavours, which give way to elegant and savoury notes of spice. The tannins are finely grained and give weight and substance to the mid-palate and the finish is rich and lengthy, befitting of this flagship blend.