Rosé Wine, Greece

Greece is home to more than 200 Indigenous grape varieties, and many of these are not grown anywhere else in the world. These grapes flourish in the country’s mostly hot, arid Mediterranean climate. In summer, temperatures can exceed 30°C, though the surrounding sea tends to moderate coastal area temperatures. The three most popular varieties on an international scale are Xinomavro from Naoussa, Agiorgitiko from Nemea, and Assyrtiko from the island of Santorini. Xinomavro often invites comparison with Nebbiolo, with its high levels of tannin and acidity. Xinomavro wines can lack fruit in youth but have long-life potential, developing spiciness and earthiness with age. The best Agiorgitiko wines boast a rich ruby colour, high (but smooth) tannin levels, low to moderate acidity, and flavours of red fruit. Santorini’s white Assyrtiko wines enjoy a strong reputation for dry, aromatic styles with naturally high acidity.
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  1. Kir-Yianni 'Akakes' Xinomavro Rose 2018
    Xinomavro is grown across the north of Greece and is the only grape permitted in the mono-grape wine region appellations of Goumenissa, Amyndeon and Naoussa. This is an incredibly rare version of this wine, made in a Saignee Rose style. ... Learn More
  2. Kir-Yianni 'l'Esprit du Lac' Xinomavro Rose 2020
    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 ... Learn More
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