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2014, the most challenging vintage that we have ever seen

Harvest at Kir-Yianni Estate in Naoussa started with Merlot on the 1st of September, much later than usual, despite the fact that until the beginning of summer everything pointed to a normal vintage. However, from that point on problems began to arise.

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Feature Vintage

Kali Riza
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Akakies Sparkling 2012

 

When Akakies Sparkling 2010 was launched in the market in summer 2012, we were sure that we had made a very good dry sparkling rosé from Xinomavro. What we didn’t know was whether we had achieved our target: to create a stylish wine that would appeal to young people, suitable for a celebration or a toast, but also a relaxed evening with friends after work. This was a type of Greek sparkling wine that didn’t exist before. A few months later, after the 2010 vintage had already been sold out, I knew that we had achieved our target. Now, the first Kir-Yianni sparkling rosé has its own devoted fan club and we are preparing for our next step. 

Stellios Boutaris

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