Now is the time I try to switch to white or rose wines to beat the Istanbul summer heat. Since I am really enjoying this new winery, Gordias, it seemed a good place to start my summer trend. For one thing, I really like the minimalist goat-looking logo. More importantly though-the wines are killer.
I’ve been a little on the fence about Narince wines; aside from the unicorn that is an unoaked Chardonnay, I’m just not really into dry whites. I am into Gordias though so when I found a bottle of Narince at Solera (55TL) I decided to give it a go.
The Narince is not a big wine, it’s a nice, easy drinking wine. Kind of like a porch wine actually. In fact, narince means “delicately” in Turkish. Often compared to Chardonnay, it’s a versatile grape that takes well to both steel and oak aging. In the case of the Gordias Narince, I’m guessing by the clear glass bottle that it was not treated with oak.
The Gordias Narince is pale straw with a lightly floral nose. On the palate it is soft but lively with light flavors like pineapple and plumeria and a lingering finish. The Gordias Narince is a light wine that leaves a lasting impression (a good one in case that wasn’t clear).