Turfan is famous for its table grapes which are said to be the best in the world. The hot, dry climate means that grapes have a sugar content of 22-26%. Loads. The whole town and its surrounds are draped in vines.
We sampled a range of grapes in raisin form. We wouldn’t count ourselves as experts, but it was remarkable how different the varieties tasted. One, for example, tasted a lot like desert wine.