Ktima Kir-Yianni Paranga White
Greece – 2019
Tasting Note: Intense but refined aromas of jasmine, white peach and apricot, typical of a high-quality Malagousia, are pleasantly balanced by the freshness of a mountainous Roditis adding a crispy acidity and zest to the final blend. The lingering fruity aftertaste underpins the intense flavour and highlights a wine with an enchanting character.
Food Matching: Can be enjoyed all year round, on its own as an aperitif, or paired to salads, fresh cheese and fish.
Vineyard: Paranga, a.k.a. "The Shack" in Greek, takes its name from the state of the Kir-Yianni winery in Amyndeon, back in 1997 when Yiannis Boutaris bought it. The grapes are sourced primarily from contracted growers in the Amyndeon appellation in North-western Greece. The vineyards are sprawling at an altitude of 600m on poor sandy soils. The area is marked by cold winters and warm summers, but the four surrounding lakes create a unique mild macroclimate. As a result, we get high fruit concentration and ripeness with exquisitely complex and rich aromas.
Vinification: After a period of cold soak, which increases the extraction of more intense aromas from the skin of the grapes, the must is clarified through static settling, before it is inoculated with selected yeasts. Batonnage is applied in stainless steel tanks for a period of 3-5 months, with the aim to add volume and complexity to the wine.
Awards and Press News: Decanter World Wine Awards 2018 - Bronze Medal
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