Paşaeli is a family owned Turkish wine estate that was founded by Seyit Karagözoğlu in 2000. Seyit, who was born and raised in İzmir, appreciated the value of agriculture and discovered his passion for wine at an early age. Among the indigenous grapes grown in the small coastal village of Thrace near the Aegean Sea is Yapinak ("yap-in-jack). The wine is aged sur lie
French term meaning "on the lees
After fermentation is complete, the expired yeast cells that converted the juice's sugar into alcohol will sink to the bottom of the tank or barrel. This sediment is known as the lees.
." As the wine rest on the spent yeast cells that are a by-product of fermentation, the yeast cells begin to decompose, potentially imparting a yeasty aroma, cramy texture, and increased complexity to the wine.
for 3 months, with a short aging period in used oak - lending just a bit of richness and tang.