Ktima Kir-Yianni introduces its Xinomavro masterclass to the Hellenic Association of Sommeliers


With a long family tradition and a commitment to innovative winemaking techniques, Ktima Kir-Yianni produces wines which appeal to the modern consumer, whilst reflecting the dynamism of the Greek vineyard and its indigenous varieties, fore mostly, the noble red Xinomavro.

In this context, Ktima Kir-Yianni and the  Hellenic Association of Sommeliers organised an event, on April 3rd, 2019 at “Walla Walla” restaurant in Athens, under the title “Xinomavro Masterclass: Vineyards, Vintages, Styles”.

Stellios Boutaris, winemaker of Kir-Yianni and his team, commenced the presentation with some unreleased Xinomavro white and rosé sparkling labels from Amyndeon, as well as the commercially available rosé labels of Kir-Yianni. Second flight was dedicated to red wines from three characteristic PDO regions of Xinomavro – namely Amyndeon, Naoussa and Goumenissa.

During the third flight, Chief Oenologist Antonis Kiosseoglou and Chief Agronomist Dr. Haroula Spinthiropoulou focused on the Estate vineyard  in Naoussa and highlighted the influence of the viticulture techniques and mostly of the soil on the organoleptic characteristics of the wines The yet unreleased crus of Ramnista (Siniaki, Cyclamina, Limni) were presented.

At the end of the event, the participants had the chance to taste Ramnista in its 2009 and 2001 vintages. Ramnista, an ambassador of Naoussa and Greek wine renaissance showcased the great ageing potential of Xinomavro.