Ktima Kir-Yianni Tarsanas Single Vineyard Assyrtiko 2017

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Ktima Kir-Yianni Tarsanas Single Vineyard Assyrtiko 2017

The nose is dominated by aromas of apple, pear and citrus
fruits, with a refreshing character. On the palate, the cold
climate adds structure and crispness, with a little touch of
salty minerality, supporting the soft flavours coming from the
oak barrels. A complex, textured wine with a very long finish.

Ktima Kir-Yianni Tarsanas Single Vineyard Assyrtiko 2017

Country: Greece
Region: Macedonia
Sub-Region: Florina
Grapes: Grape Assyrtiko 100
Tasting Note:
The nose is dominated by aromas of apple, pear and citrus
fruits, with a refreshing character. On the palate, the cold
climate adds structure and crispness, with a little touch of
salty minerality, supporting the soft flavours coming from the
oak barrels. A complex, textured wine with a very long finish.
Winemaking:
The grapes are picked at a high level of ripeness. Once at
the winery and following chilling overnight, the fruit passes
through a stage of cold soak. After settling, the must is
inoculated with selected yeasts for the onset of
fermentation, which is carried out in new 228-lt French oak
barrels. After the end of the fermentation, the wine remains
in the barrels to mature for 8 months. Frequent batonnage
is applied during the whole maturation period.
Vineyard :
Kir-Yianni planted the Tarsanas block on the Samaropetra
hill in Amyndeon with Assyrtiko in 2003, aiming to explore
the potential of the variety in the cold climate of
Northwestern Greece. The wine was first released with the
2016 vintage. The vineyard lies at an altitude of 700m at the
hill of Samaropetra in the viticultural zone of Agios
Panteleimon within the cold Amyndeon appellation. The soils
are sandy loam, with a high pH and high content in
limestone. The vineyard has a 10% declination and faces
west. 3,800 vines per hectare are planted. The four
surrounding lakes act as a buffer zone, helping to moderate
the climate.
Food matching:
A versatile wine suited for premium food pairings. Meatier,
substantial seafood dishes such as Lobster Thermidor or
monkfish with creamed spinach. White meat dishes such as
chicken with tarragon. It would even work with veal escalope.
Awards:
Silver Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards 2019 (2017
vintage) Decanter World Wine Awards 2018 - Bronze Medal;
Wine Advocate: 91 points (2016 vintage);
JancisRobinson.com: 17/20 (2016 vintage).

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Bottles Per Case 6
Vintage 2017
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