Xinomavro: centuries-old history and high perspectives

Though it is often compared to Pinot Noir from Burgundy and Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Xinomavro is unique, thanks to its idiosyncratic and authentic aromatic profile, its rareness (small vineyard in a very specific area) and its versatile character, since it can be used in the production of red, rosé, even blanc de noir, still and sparkling, dry and sweet wines.


Feature Vintage

Kali Riza

Ramnista 2010

My family’s bond with Xinomavro goes deep. From Grande Reserve, until the time when my father launched Ramnista, and after the first years of experimentation when Mihalis ran the winery, through good times or not so good times, we have always believed in the potential of this noble grape of north Greece. Either old or modern style, young or aged, Xinomavro will never stop to fascinate me, and Ramnista our 100% Xinomavro, is one of its best expressions. Thanks to that, over the years, Ramnista has become a benchmark for Xinomavro friends inside and outside Greece, and rightfully the flagship wine of Kir-Yianni Estate.

Stellios Boutaris

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