About The Wine
The Kir-Yianni Akakies Sparkling Rose is made from Xinomavro, one of Greece's most important red grapes. The wine shows bright aromas and flavours of cherry and strawberry. The wine has a lovely mousse and fresh acidity, with enough sweetness to give it some more palate weight, but without being cloying.
All up, this is a very delicious wine at an incredible price, and perfect for sipping on a warm afternoon or for enjoying with seafood, cheese, poultry and lots of spicy Asian dishes where the sweetness and acidity can help tame the heat.
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.