2013 Kir-Yianni "Akakies" Rosé Amyndeon
This vibrantly hued rosé of 100% Xinomavro is laden with juicy strawberry and cherry aromas and flavors with pretty floral highlights. It's fruity, refreshing and well-balanced, making it the perfect wine to enjoy chilled on its own or along with a variety of foods, from Mediterranean-inspired cuisine to vegetarian dishes and Asian fare. The winery's notes: "Inspired by the Acacias grown around the Xinomavro vineyards of Amyndeon, this is the only Greek PDO rosé. The vineyard lies at an altitude of 700 meters within the viticultural zone of Agios Panteleimon, in the Amyndeon Appelation in Northwestern Greece, the only Greek AOC for rosé wines. The vineyard’s mean yield does not exceed 40 hl/he. The soil is sandy and poor, thus offering the possibility of producing wines of exquisite quality and rich aromas. The...region is characterised by cold winters and warm summers, while the four neighbouring lakes contribute to the existence of a mild continental climate. Akakies is the final blend of two winemaking techniques: 85% of the must comes from skin contact grapes and 15% from 'saignée' of grapes to be fermented for red wine. Grapes are kept in cold rooms to achieve temperatures between 11 and 14ºC."