Tuesday, June 21, 2016


Turkey’s largest single parcel vineyard in a land of 1.168.000 m2 was established at Torbali- Izmir. They started to produce wines in 2004 from the grapes and began to be grown in organic viticulture methods in order to preserve the original as well as fruity characters. 

Experts reviewed the territorial and climatic characteristics of vineyards and as a result of soil and climate analyzes conducted, saplings supplied from Europe were shipped to Lucien Arkas Vineyards by special air-conditioned trucks. Then, they decided to plant high quality wine making grapes such as Tempranillo, Chenin Blanc, Viognier, Marselan, Ugni Blanc (Trebbiano) , Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay and Bornova Misketi at LA Vineyards. These are the types of grapes which were thought to perfectly match the soil and conditions of Aegean and some of them were never cultivated in Turkey. At Lucien Arkas Vineyards, vines are wrapped by wire based on a cultivation system called “High trellis' to ensure that they grow upward. This provides plenty of air circulation and sunlight required for healthy growth of grapes. Also, we prune and cut the vines before harvesting and reduce the amount of bunches of grapes per vines based on “low productivity, high quality'' principle. In this way, aromatic character of grapes is strengthened. 

Awarded Wines: 

-LA Consensus Shiraz & Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot ,2009
-LA Organic Mon Rêve Chardonnay-Chenin Blanc, 2010 & 2012
-LA Mon Reve Tempranillo, 2010

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