Kir Yianni Estates 'Akakies' Sparkling Rosè

Kir Yianni Estates 'Akakies' Sparkling Rosè

$ 30.00

This is a fantastic selection to enjoy with spicy foods, sharp cheeses, or even great to end any dining experience.

Category: Sparkling
Variety:  Xinomavro
Location:  Florina
Green Scale Rating: 8 (hand harvested, bio-dynamic practices, vegan-friendly (no animal bi-products during filtering), eco-friendly practices)

One of the best expressions of a sparkling rose produced from the Xinomavro grape variety, it releases intense floral aromas that pull you into flavors of slightly sweet strawberries and cherries. Refreshing, balanced, with a clean finish. This is a fantastic selection to enjoy with spicy foods, sharp cheeses, or even great to end any dining experience.    

The grapes are sourced from the viticultural zone of Agios Panteleimon within the Amyndeon appellation in Florina, Northwestern Greece. The high altitude (700m) and the poor sandy soils of the area lead to the production of wines displaying finesse and a rare aromatic character. The four surrounding lakes that act as a buffer zone create perfect weather conditions for the cultivation of Xinomavro, more temperate than expected in this continental climate. The great diversification of the vineyard blocks, leads to wide variations regarding the technological and phenolic ripeness of the grapes between the different vintages and requires a meticulous management of each vintage. Therefore, the grapes are classified at the moment of delivery at the winery by alcohol potential, acidity, phenols and bunch weight. This selection, which is carried out every year, allows choosing the proper wine making technique taking into account the quality and the different properties of the raw material.

The must is composed entirely of grapes carefully selected during the harvest on the basis of their content in sugars, phenols and acidity. After delivery at the winery, and before the press, the grapes are chilled at 11-14°C. Three pressings take place under continuous and gradually increasing pressure. For the production of Akakies Sparkling we use the second pressing. After the must is settled and racked the first alcoholic fermentation takes place. The wine stays and is stirred on its lees for a few months and then is transferred to the closed tanks for the second fermentation, during which the bubbles are formed.  If you enjoy sparkling wines from Prosecco, you'll enjoy this selection. 

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