2018 Kir-Yianni Akakies Rose

Amyndeon, Greece

A bright and well-rounded Ximomavro Rose from Amyndeon in Greece. Take a holiday to value island...


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About the Wine

This lovely little Rose from Kir-Yianni comes from their second winery in Amyndeon, with fruit from their old Xinomavro vines planted here. It can be a bit of a fickle grape to grow, but when it's done right, it makes a truly delectable wine.

Bone dry with racy acidity and overflowing red forest fruit flavours, this is one seriously refreshing drop. Crisp, aromatic, seductive.

Huge value for money to be found here.

About Kir-Yianni

The Kir-Yianni story begins back in the 1970s when Yiannis Boutaris planted 40 hectares of vines just outside Naoussa in the area that is now recognised as Amyndeon PDO (Protected Designation of Origin).

Surrounded by mountains in Northwestern Greece, Amyndeon is the coolest of the Greek wine regions. Comparatively moderate temperatures, high altitude and good winter rainfall allow for beautifully balanced reds and fresh and vibrant whites.

Today Kir-Yanni is in the hands of Stelios Boutaris and although it is now one of the largest Estates in Greece the attention to detail is still apparent. Look out for excellent renditions of Xinomavro and lovely whites from Assyrtiko.

Owner Stelio Boutaris
Owner Stelio Boutaris
Kir-Yanni Vineyards, Amyndeon
Additional Info

From the Producer

Akakies is the final blend of two winemaking techniques: 90% of the must undergoes skin contact and 10% comes from the bleeding off of juice fermenting for red wine. Grapes are kept in cold rooms to achieve temperatures between 11 and 14oC. After destemming and crushing, skin contact takes place under CO2 atmosphere to avoid oxidisation for 12 to 48 hours depending on the grape quality. After fermentation the wine is aged on lees for 3 months with 3 times per week stirring to soften the natural acidity and increase opulency.

Blend : Xinomavro (100%)
ABV : 13.
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

The rolling hills of the Kir-Yianni estate
The rolling hills of the Kir-Yianni estate
Amyndeon, Northwestern Greece

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