Kir Yianni Kali Riza Xinomavro 2015
6 PACK BUY. Cutting edge modern Greek winery .. the ‘pinot’ of Greece – fragrant and complex.
Kir Yianni (greek for Mr John!) is the cutting edge winemaker in the modern Greek wine scene. In the 90’s Yianni Boutari sold his share in Boutari the oldest and most established wine name in Greece. Over the decades Yianni acquired his own prime vineyards. In 1994 they released their first wines and with his son Stellios they have championed “Xinomavro” the red grape of Greece grown in Naoussa (Alpine county of Macedonian Greek mountains) and Amyndeon. They have done extensive research and development, clonal selection with xinomavro and they have gone from strength to strength. This grape is regarded as the “Pinot” or the “Nebbiolo” of Greece for its fragrance, freshness and tannin profile. Light in colour and body it has intense and complex aromas, naturally high acidity and rich tannins – an ageworthy, savoury and structured wine.
Kali Riza is produced from 100% 60 year old Xinomavro vines grown in the mountainous area of Amyndeon, (North West Alpine county of Macedonian Greek mountains), the coldest winemaking region of Greece. The first testimonies of winemaking in the area date back to the 3rd Century BC! The extremes of the continental climate are evened out by the nearby four lakes. The poor, sandy soils produce crisp and highly aromatic wines and one of the most elegant expressions of Xinomavro. The grapes are carefully selected on harvest depending on their age and content in sugars, phenols and acids. Upon delivery at the winery, they are chilled at a temperature of 8-10 degrees. After destemming, the grapes are crushed and left to cold soak for 6 days at 10 οC, a process aimed at the extraction of more colour and aromas. The wine is transferred to the French oak barrels post fermentation to mature for 14 months.
Intense aromas of wild strawberry and cherry entwine with hints of fresh herbs. This medium bodied, high toned mountain wine is blessed with lovely red and blue fruits, balance,more-ish complexity and good length on the palate. Calling all Pinot and Nebbiolo lovers! This medium bodied xinomavro offering will delight! 13% alc.
Bronze Medals at Decanter World Wine Awards 2017, Тhe Balkans International Wine Competition 2017 and Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit show.
RRP $41 **SPECIAL 6 PACK BUY … Only $31.50 a bottle when you take 6 of this wine**
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