The viticultural zone of Naoussa, lies on the foothills of mountain Vermio in Macedonia, covers an area of 500 ha at an altitude of 80- 350m. The climate is Mediterranean with continental influences with mild winters and relatively hot summers. The annual rainfall is up to 650 mm. For the label of Naoussa, Kir-Yianni, were selected young vines from the Estate and from the broader zone of the area which show great aromatic character and are planted at lower pH soils.
The grapes are handpicked and sorted on a conveyor belt before crush. After a six day pre fermentation cold soak at 8-10°C, the must undergoes a 12-15 day vinification at controlled temperatures. Fermentation temperature does not exceed 23°C. Roughly one third of the wine ferments in open top tanks with pigeage. The final blend is made five months after harvest and the last racking takes place about six months later. We use both French and American oak of 2nd and 3rd use and about 25% 500-lt casks.