Next to Kir-Yianni’s vineyards are those of professional viticulturists with many of whom we have been collaborating with since the beginning of the Estate in 1997. This collaboration includes the scien- tific support by a team of agronomists throughout the year and finally the purchase of grapes. With this cooperation, we strengthen the local community and contribute to the preservation of the rich viticultural tradition in key viticultural zones of Central and Western Macedonia, such as Florina, Imathia, Pella and Goumenissa. In these areas, there are currently about 70,000 acres of vineyards and 14,000 vine growers.
After a period of cold soak, which increases the extraction of more intense aromas from the skin of the grapes, the must is clarified through static debourbage, before it is inoculated with selected yeasts highlighting the aromatic character of the grapes. Batonnage is applied in inox tanks for a period of 3-5 months, with the aim to add complexity to the wine.