After a short night of sleeping in a tent, we made our way to Cappadocia. And we weren’t disappointed. Beautiful landscape, caves everywhere and a nice little town. And we also did our research. Our first stop was a winery on the edge of Göreme national park. Stocked up on good wine we made our way to visit the park. So we hired a quad bike and went sightseeing, with one of the wine bottles of course. We brought the Kocabag winery’s Senevi Öküzgözü.
(The Öküzgözü is a grape native to eastern Anatolia. We of course wanted to try some local Turkish grapes, and couldn’t resist something with that many umlauts!)
It had a woody spicy smell and a nice dark red color. The taste was sour, not too sweet and had a woody hint. It also had a long-lasting sour aftertaste but without any bitterness. It had an average alcohol content of 13% but it felt slightly heavy to drink. A good wine from the region and probably the best way to explore Cappadocia, a bottle of regional red wine and a quad.