Personalised Kir-Yianni Ramnista Naoussa PDO 2017 14.5% 750ml

Personalised Kir-Yianni Ramnista Naoussa PDO 2017 14.5% 750ml

The grapes are carefully handpicked and sorted on a conveyor belt before crush. The 2016 Ramnista was fermented for the first time in 5000-lt wooden casks (French oak) under total controlled temperatures. In order to enhance the wine, the pigeage method is applied where the grape solids are pushed back into the wine for the proper extraction of color, flavor and tannins. The final blend is made five months after harvest and the last racking takes place about eight months later.

Stellios Boutaris is the fifth generation winemaker, today heading up Kir-Yianni, founded in 1997 by his father, Yiannis, following his departure from the Boutari family business. Boutari, the largest and oldest wine company in Greece, had been established by Yiannis’ grandfather in 1879. Kir-Yianni makes wine across two regions in the north of Greece – Amyndeon and Naoussa, with the aim of producing terroir driven wines that speak of place. In Naoussa, the 58 Ha vineyard is located on the east slopes of Mount Vermion, situated at an altitude of 250 to 350 m.a.s.l. on sandy, clay soils. Located at just 100 km from the Agean Sea, it enjoys a cool, Mediterranean climate. In contrast, Amyndeon is the coldest wine growing region in Greece. At an altitude of 750 m.a.s.l. the climate is continental, tempered only by the presence of four lakes which create a very special microclimate. The soils are poor and sandy, and unaffected by phylloxera. Specialising in the native Greek grape variety – xinomavro, the wines of both Naoussa and Amyndeon have a layered complexity of fruit and serious acidity, which give them a unique character and long ageing potential.

Region: Naoussa & Amyndeon, Greece
Winemaker: Stellios Boutaris