The Kir-Yianni Estate vineyards in AOC Naoussa are located at an altitude of 230-320m at the Eastern foothills of Mt. Vermio. The appellation's microclimate is marked by abundant precipitation during the winter & spring and moderate drought during the summer. The site spans over rolling hills with medium to high slopes and southeastern exposure. Its soil type is a mixed limestone ranging from clay to loam and sandy loam. Due to this diversity and complexity of the site the vineyards are established in 33 separate blocks –each one with its own particular characteristics and viticultural practices. In the Blue Fox blend we used Syrah grapes grown on the loamy limestone soils of blocks #1 and 2, Merlot from the loamy limestone soils of block #24 and Xinomavro from the clay-limestone soils of block #9. The Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were picked from block #6, while Cabernet Franc comes from the slightly acidic soil of block #22. All these blocks face southeast. A generous vine spacing of 3,500-4,000 per hectare is in place for optimal vigor & canopy management. The resulting yield is less than 60 hectoliters per hectare.