Kir-Yianni Ramnista 2016, Xinomavro

£23.00

Description

Ramnista comes from the Kir-Yianni estate in Naoussa, in the north of Greece. The blocks within the vineyard used for Ramnista have an overall southeast exposure at an altitude of 280-330m. Vine density ranges from 3,500 to 4,000 per hectare. Grapes for Ramnista come from the vineyard blocks in the lower pH range and with lighter soil types to maximize the aromatic intensity and complexity. Most of these blocks are closest to the nearby forest, where the more humid mesoclimate leads to a more tempered ripening pace. The grapes are handpicked, chilled overnight and sorted on a conveyor belt before crushing. After a six–day pre-fermentation cold soak at 8-10°C, the must undergoes a 12-15 day vinification at controlled temperatures. Fermentation temperature does not exceed 25°C. Roughly one third of the wine ferments in open-top tanks with pigeage. The final blend is made five months after harvest and the last racking takes place about six months later. Matured in both French and American oak, new oak up to 25%, and about 25% 500-litre casks. Filtered lightly before bottling. This is a savoury, aromatic Xinomavro, perfumed with rose petals, strawberry, cherry, vanilla, tomato, tapenade and tobacco.

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