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Ramnista 2009

An award-winning taste of Greece

2009 Kir-Yianni 'Ramnista' xinomavro, from the Naoussa region, Greece, $35 THE Greek grape xinomavro tastes like a cross between the red-fruit earthiness of pinot noir and the tongue-hugging tannic dryness of nebbiolo. I'm obviously not the only one who's made the link: this superbly complex, savoury, single-vineyard example of xinomavro recently came top in a blind-tasting in Hong Kong, where it was tried alongside nebbiolos from Piedmont and pinots from Burgundy and New Zealand. The Mark-up: Available in some restaurants for between $65 and $83 a bottle. Importer: douglaslambwines.com.au

The Australian

max Allen

2013/06/21
Akakies 2012

5 wines to try

Here’s an excellent rosé for summer, better than many French rosés from 2012. This one is ripe yet racy, with good acidity to balance the fruit flavors. But enough about the wine; how are you feeling this fine warm day? Dionysus: Available in the District at Ace Beverage, Calvert Woodley, MacArthur Beverages, Rodman’s, Wagshal’s Market, Whole Food Market (Tenleytown); on the list at Cava, Kellari, Morayo, Nostos. Available in Maryland at Balducci’s, Bradley Food & Beverage and Cork & Fork in Bethesda; the Bottle Shop in Potomac; Finewine.com in Gaithersburg. Available in Virginia at Balducci’s and Whole Foods Market in Alexandria, Chain Bridge Cellars in McLean, Unwined in Alexandria and Belleview. Amyndeon, Greece, $14

The Washington Post

Dave McIntyre

2013/05/17
Akakies Sparkling 2010

The next Greek wine revolution, Kir-Yianni

The newest addition to the Kir-Yianni portfolio and made entirely from the Xinomavro grape. Bright salmon-pink with bright fresh strawberry/wild berry notes on the nose, it sports a creamy mouthfeel with just a bare hint of sweetness. The finish is crisp and refreshing.

Tidings Magazine

Tod Stewart

2013/01/29
Petra 2011

The next Greek wine revolution

A 100% Roditis-based white wine showing a fragrant aroma of melon, citrus, white flowers, almond and a hint of anise. Mid-weight and slightly viscous on the palate, its flavours of mineral, citrus, melon and a hint of vanilla fade slowly on the long, memorable finish.

Tidings Magazine

Tod Stewart

2013/01/29
Ramnista 2009

The next Greek wine revolution, Kir-Yianni

Stellios Boutari notes that the Xinomavro is Kir-Yianni’s “signature grape” and that it is similar in some ways to the Italian Nebbiolo variety due to its tannin/acid structure. Indeed, this sample showed ripe, sweet black cherry compote, kirsch, black olive, red liquorice and a touch of violet on the nose. Dry with dusty plum, some smoky overtones and a hint of leather, it is still quite young with high tannin and acidity. A bit rough on its own but an absolutely perfect match with Estiatorio Volos’ Lamb Sausage with Wild Mushroom and Thyme Jus.

Tidings Magazine

Tod Stewart

2013/01/29
Dyo Elies 2008

The next Greek wine revolution, Kir-Yianni

A Xinomavro/Syrah/Merlot blend and the first wine Stellios himself crafted. “I’m not a winemaker; I’m a mathematician!” He admitted. Well, maybe we need more mathematicians as winemakers. Intense, forward aromas of smoke, black raspberry, tar and wet slate follow through in the mouth with a big, meaty, solid core of black fruit buttressed by characteristically muscular tannins and acidity.

Tidings Magazine

Tod Stewart

2013/01/29
Diaporos 2008

The next Greek wine revolution, Kir-Yianni

Largely Xinomavro with a splash of Syrah, the 2008 Diaporos unleashes smoky/flinty nuances accompanied by lush blackcurrant, dried herbs, lead pencil and menthol. Deep and complex with mineral, chocolate, leather and blackberry with medium tannins evident on the finish.

Tidings Magazine

Tod Stewart

2013/01/29
Ακακίες Sparkling 2009

Κτήμα Κυρ-Γιάννη, Καλή Ρίζα

Καινούρια ετικέτα από το Κτήμα Κυρ-Γιάννη, από αμπελώνες φυτεμένους με παλιά κλήματα. Κρασί με αρωματική τυπικότητα και στόμα με καλή οξύτητα και μαλακές τανίνες, που του χαρίζουν πληθωρικότητα. Μπορεί να παλαιωθεί για πέντε με οκτώ χρόνια και ταιριάζει πολύ καλά με κρεατικά, πιάτα με κόκκινες σάλτσες, εδέσματα που έχουν ως βάση τα μανιτάρια και με πιπεράτα τυριά.

Οινοχόος

2012/12/19
Ακακίες Sparkling 2011

Κτήμα Κυρ-Γιάννη, Ακακίες Sparkling

Στον αντίποδα των "ήσυχων" ροζέ Ακακιών έρχεται αυτό το "ανήσυχο" αφρώδες με τις ζωηρές φυσαλίδες, που αποκτώνται κατά τη διάρκεια της δεύτερης ζύμωσής του μέσα στην ερμητικά κλεισμένη φιάλη του. Είναι ένα κρασί με κερασένιο χρώμα και ντελικάτα αρώματα φραγκοστάφυλλου, καραμέλας βύσσινο και τριαντάφυλλου. Στόμα παιχνιδιάρικο, με τονισμένη οξύτητα, έντονο φρούτο, γευστικό πλούτο και τρυφερή γλυκύτητα. Ιδανικό για να συνοδεύσει εξωτικά πιάτα , μεσογειακές γεύσεις και φρέσκα ψάρια.

Οινοχόος

2012/12/19
Diaporos 2008

Diaporos Vin de Pays d’Imathia 2008, Kir-Yianni

Il Diaporos Vin de Pays d’Imathia è una delle migliori espressioni greche del vitigno Xinomavro: la vendemmia 2008 si presenta di colore rosso cupo, molto fitto con riflessi quasi bluastri, molto consistente nel calice. Generoso al naso, propone intense e complesse sfaccettature aromatiche di frutta nera matura, prugna, sigaro, cioccolato, tabacco biondo, pepe, cannella e cuoio. L’assaggio è coinvolgente, rivela da subito un’imponente struttura e una trama tannica matura e ben lavorata; da un denso strato di frutta matura emergono scintille di freschezza e sapidità, equilibrato e persistente; un vino maturo e già godibile a pieno, dimostra comunque buone possibilità di invecchiamento. Ottimo, tipico, generoso, da provare con un gustoso e succulento filetto al pepe.

notizie.it

Francesco Vitocco

2012/12/05
Ramnista 2008

Adventures in New Greek Reds

Well balanced with high-toned aromas of menthol, herbs and flowers and firm tannins.

The New York Times

Eric Asimov

2012/06/05
Ramnista 2009

Naoussa, the Piemont of Greece

Yiannis Boutaris helped a lot to the revival of the Naoussa Appellation and create the first Estate vineyard in Yianakohori in the late 1960’s. In 1996 he left Boutari Company to his brother, Konstantinos Boutaris, keeping the vineyards of Yianakohori and Amyndeon, to establish his new company, Ktima Kir Yianni. A really deep cherry colour with violet and tawny rime, intense aroma of red fruits, ripe plums, spices and black olives. On the palate is powerful, high in alcohol sensation and in acidity, very robust. With this wine we suffered an attack of hungriness and said that we would accompany it with a roasted lamb and rosemary.

We are Wine Defender

Onneca Guelbenzu

2012/05/30
Akakies 2011

Naoussa, the Piemont of Greece

The unique rosé wine of the tasting and the unique Greek PDO rosé. Lets remember that Amydeon is the coldest part of Greece, and so far the only actual PDO where a rosé can be elaborated with Xinomavro and be inside the appellation. Vineyards from sandy soils and 700meters of altitude. It has an intense and attractive deep ruby colour and aromas of red fruits like wild strawberries, some black olives notes, and even a lime peel touch. A really refreshing medium-high acidity, medium body and dry finish. A wonderful start of the tasting.

We are Wine Defender

Onneca Guelbenzu

2012/05/30
Ramnista 2008

Wines of the week: May 19, 2012

More of a modern interpretation [of Xinomavro], with a little more oak, a little more fruit, and a little less of the tomato/herbal thing. But the freshness is there, the tannins as well. Great introduction to the grape. Serve at 18C. Drink now-2016. Food pairing ideas: Lamb with herbs and mustard.

Montreal Gazette

Bill Zacharkiw

2012/05/19
Παράγκα 2009

Παράγκα 2009

Ρουμπινί, με καθαρά αρώματα φραγκοστάφυλλου, γλυκόριζας, βανίλιας, δέρματος και νότες βιολέτας. Γεύση γεμάτη, με ωραίες τανίνες και αισθητή οξύτητα που "παίζει" μεταξύ πικάντικου και γλυκύτητας. Ανθικά αρώματα στον ουρανίσκο, διανθισμένα με πράσινο πιπέρι και βανίλια, ενδιαφέρουσα επίγευση. Ιδανικό για αρνάκι σούβλας, κοκορέτσι, κοκκινιστό μοσχαράκι κατσαρόλας, πικάντικη γραβιέρα και αλλαντικά.

Οινοχόος

2012/04/06
     
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