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Winemaker's Note

Lemon-green color. Expressive nose with aromas of orange blossom and jasmine, together with white-fleshed peach, pear, and quince, that roll into the palate. On the mouth, crispness is in harmony with the rich mouthfeel. Long finish.

Varieties

100% Malagousia

Origin

PGI Florina

Food Pairing

This unoaked aromatic dry white can be enjoyed on its own as an aperitif or paired with green salads, cheeses and fried appetizers of the Mediterranean cuisine.

Analytical Data

Alcohol:  12,5%
Residual sugar:  1,3 g/L
Titratable acidity:  4,8 g/L,
pH:  3,35

Atypically warmer and relatively dry winter with no snow after many years, a challenge for the water reserves. Spring on the other hand was cool and rainy, resulting in a later (by 10-12 days) bud break. Due to the cloudy and rainy May, we expedited practices like shoot thinning to enhance vine aeration and exposure to sunlight, while the same weather patterns in June led to a later than usual flowering. At the end of an overall hot and dry July, conditions went back to standard resulting in the full ripeness of the grapes.

Harvest: The grapes were hand-harvested on 16 September 2023 with the yield reaching almost 10,000 kg/ha.

The block #11, known by the name ‘Bara’, is located at the celebrated ‘Samaropetra’, KIR-YIANNI Estate’s main vineyard at Agios Panteleimonas in Florina, Northern Greece. Reaching 720 meters above sea level, this is one of the highest altitude cultivations of Malagousia in the country.

Planting year: 2004 Exposure: ΝW
Pruning system: Single guyot Planting density (plans/ha): 3,800
Slope: 10%
Soil pH: 8.1
Soil: : Loam sandy

Rigorous bunch selection on conveyor belt. Skin contact. Fermentation at 16-18 °C in stainless steel tanks, with mild fine lees stirring (bâtonnage) during the last 6 months.

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