The flagship wine grapes of the future

Vasilaki and Emir



Turkey was the next source of flagship grapes of the future, which, like Greece, is a country that produces “fresh and fruity wines despite the Mediterranean climate”, according to Voillamoz.

Choosing firstly white grape Vasilaki, he said this variety, which is native to the Turkish island of Bozcaada, was characterful and potentially high-quality.

Next he highlighted another white grape called Emir, which makes delicate, mineral fresh whites from central Turkey.

One Response to “The flagship wine grapes of the future”

  1. John Cifelli says:

    Great article. It’s exciting to think that there are many lifetimes of exploration and development in the ever expanding wine world. One item to add- Counoise is being grown at Unionville Vineyards in New Jersey as well with great success. Rhone varieties, along with some Austrian varieties (perhaps the flagship varieties of the future in the past) have a home in NJ.
    -John Cifelli, Executive Director, Garden State Wine Growers Association

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