Name – Ramnista
Producer – Kir-Yianni
Region, Country – Naoussa, Greece
Vintage – 2017
Grape – Xinomavro
A red wine that really put Kir-Yianni at the forefront of my mind, and Greek wines in general. I always new Xinomavro was considered the Barolo of Greece, but when i first tried this wine I was blown away, a sunny Junes evening in the garden, in silence just enjoying what had been created. The balance of the wine was just outstanding, and the 2017 vintage was a great one with regards to the weather and growing conditions. Soft, rounded tannins, fantastic flavour of cherry, strawberry, with baking spices and vanilla. Classic ruby to garnet tones. Just an all round fantastic example of a modern Xinomavro from Naoussa.