Paranga Red, Ktima Kir-Yianni

Paranga Red, Ktima Kir-Yianni


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Grape Variety: Merlot 50%, Xinomavro 25%, Syrah 25%

Country: Greece

Region: Macedonia

Vintage: 2019

ABV: 13.5%

Tasting Note Red forest fruits and cherries, supplemented by a perfume of rose petals, give this light-bodied Macedonian red vibrancy, while a scattering of spice adds sensuality to the mix.

Food Matching: A match to pasta, meat, as well as vegetarian dishes and barbequed food.

Wine Making: Paranga translates as 'The Shack', taking its name from the run-down state of the Amyndeon winery back in 1997 when Yiannis Boutaris bought it. The grapes are sourced primarily from contracted growers in the Amyndeon appellation in Northwestern Greece. The vineyards are at an altitude of 600m on poor sandy soils. The area has cold winters and warm summers, with the four surrounding lakes creating a unique mild mesoclimate.

Vineyard: Grapes are hand-picked and selected on a sorting table prior to crush. For each variety the must is cold soaked at 11-12°C in a reductive environment for 2-5 days. Fermentation takes place at 20-22°C, followed by malolactic fermentation in tank. During the next five months of the year, the lees are stirred twice a week (batonnage), in order to achieve a fuller mouthfeel.