KIR-YIANN VINEYARD

Ktima Kir-Yianni is one of Greece' s largest vineyards, located in Naoussa, Northern Greece. Kir-Yianni was founded in 1997 by Yiannis Boutaris, one of the leading figures in the Greek wine industry, when he left the Boutari Wine Group, the premium family wine company that his grandfather established in 1879.

Today, Stellios Boutaris, member of the fifth generation of winemakers, leads Kir-Yianni into the next phase of its history, by dynamically exploiting the cornerstones of the Kir-Yianni philosophy: desire for innovation, respect for tradition and true knowledge of the wine, from the grape to the end consumer.

Balancing between the hundred-year long family tradition and the use of new, innovative techniques in winemaking, Kir-Yianni's aim is to produce wines that appeal to the taste of the modern consumer reflecting the potential of the Greek vineyard and of its indigenous varieties, such as the noble red Xinomavro.

Kir-Yianni's activities are entirely based on the principles of integrated farming. This is a management decision based on a concern to protect the environment as a valuable component of a civilization that is now under threat. Moreover, the integrated farming can ensure the production of high-quality products in Ktima Kir-Yianni.

Proper care in the vineyard, strict selection on the vine and in the cellar, microvinification and meticulous blending form the core of our practises an endow Kir-Yianni wines with typicity, aging potential and a consistent quality from vintage to vintage.

 

DIAPOROS

  • 87% Xinomavro, 13% Syrah
     

  • Deep red color with purple hues. The nose shows a complex
     

  • aromatic character composed of successive layers of vanilla and chocolate notes from oak aging, and strawberry aromas typical of a young Xinomavro enhanced with floral hints, such as violet. The intense acidity adds zing to the rich, concentrated body, while the flavor intensity and the robust structure of the wine are a promise of a long aging potential.
     

  • A perfect match for rich dishes based on veal and game or with truffle flavored matured cheeses.
     

  • 14%

RAMNISTA

  • 100% Xinomavro
     

  • 18 months in 225-lt and 500-lt French and American oak casks plus
     

  • further ageing in bottle for another 6 months. Rare aromatic
     

  • complexity with intense tannin structure and robust acidity.
     

  • An excellent pair for red meat and game
     

  • 13%

PARANGA

  • 50% Merlot, 25% Xinomavro, 25% Syrah
     

  • The charming aromas of red forest-fruits and cherry are enhanced
     

  • with fine notes of rose petals. The palate shows balance, a round mouthfeel, soft tannins and a long, aromatic aftertaste. Light and spicy with refreshing acidity and mild tannins.
     

  • A simple and easy-to-drink match to pasta, vegetarian dishes and barbeques delights.
     

  • 13,5%

DYO ELIES

  • 60% Syrah, 30% Merlot, 10% Xinomavro
     

  • Deep red in color, on the nose the wine shows a lush character
     

  • composed of smoky, caramel and vanilla notes emerging over a background of ripe red fruits and chocolate. The palate is full, showing volume, a rich structure and a lipsmacking freshness that creates a lingering, spicy finish.
     

  • Pairs ideally with meats with bold aromatic taste.
     

  • 13,5%

 

PALPO

  • 100% Chardonnay
     

  • Produced from Chardonnay grapes sourced from the namesake
     

  • vineyard of Amyndeon, Palpo shows complex citrus and white flower aromas complemented by oaky notes reminiscent of brioche, toasted bread and vanilla, while the rich aromatic character and the well-structured body make up a powerful wine with a serious aging potential.
     

  • Perfect match for seashells, lobster, charcoal-grilled fatty fish, chicken in rich white sauces, spaghetti carbonara and smoked cheeses.
     

  • 13,5%

PARANGA

  • 80% Roditis, 20% Malagouzia
     

  • Intense but refined muscat aromas of jasmine, white peach and apricot, typical of a high-quality Malagousia, are pleasantly balanced by the freshness of a mountainous Roditis adding a crispy acidity and zest to the final blend. The lingering fruity aftertaste underpins the intense flavor and highlights a wine with an enchanting character.
     

  • Can be enjoyed all year round, on its own as an aperitif, or paired to salads, fresh cheese and fish.
     

  • 13%

ASSYRTIKO

  • 100% Assyrtiko
     

  • Intense, with refreshing acidity and firm structure, Assyrtiko is a wine ideal for food pairings fish fillet roasted or poached, fried cod, oven-roasted stuffed squid, pasta in white sauce, white cheeses.
     

  • 13,5%

TARSANAS

  • 100% Assyrtiko
     

  • The nose is dominated by aromas of apple, pear and citrus fruits, with a refreshing character. On the palate, the cold climate adds structure and crispness, with a little touch of salty minerality, supporting the soft flavours coming from the oak barrels. A complex, textured wine with a very long finish.
     

  • A versatile wine suited for premium food pairings. Meatier, substantial seafood dishes such as Lobster Thermidor or monkfish with creamed spinach. White meat dishes such as chicken with tarragon. It would even work with veal escalope​.
     

  • 14%

 

L'ESPRIT DU LAC

  • 100% Xinomavro
     

  • L' Esprit du Lac or "the spirit of the lake" is the new rose wine from Kir-Yianni. It captures the dynamic spirit of Xinomavro into an elegant, refreshing rose. This seasonal wine has a light body, fresh acidity and peach and strawberry aromas.
     

  • Best with cold dishes, pizza and red-sauced pasta
     

  • 13%

AKAKIS SPARKLING ROSE

  • 100% Xinomavro
     

  • Deep bright rose color. Overabundant bubbles pointing out the wonderful smells of Xinomavro.
     

  • Excellent pair with Mediterranean cuisine, spicy dishes of the Asian cuisine and oily fishes. It can also be enjoyed on its own as an aperitif or after a meal.
     

  • 12%