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2018 Kir-Yianni Assyrtiko

2018 Kir-Yianni Assyrtiko

91 Points John Caro
2018 Kir-Yianni Assyrtiko
91 Points John Caro

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A deliciously bright and refreshing Assyrtiko from Greek Macedonia. Kir-Yianni are one of the finest producers in Greece (and they recently became owner-managers of Argyros from Santorini too). This is Kir-Yianni's own mainland verison of a steel fermented Assyrtiko. From very poor and sandy soils lying at quite a high elevation (700m), it boasts a wonderful volume of aroma and a fine, bracing acidity. It's a great example and superb value at this price.

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$24.99 in mixed 6+ or $27.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Assyrtiko

Its Origins

"The KIR-YIANNI company was founded in 1997 by Yiannis Boutaris. Based in Naoussa and Amyndeon, on both sides of mount Vermion in Northwestern Greece. At the time Yiannis Boutaris was 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, the Kir-Yianni team, under the direction of Stellios Boutaris, son of Yiannis builds on the core pillars of the company’s philosophy: innovation, respect to tradition and specialized knowledge on wine, from the vineyard to the final consumer. The activities of the Kir-Yianni Estate are entirely based on the principles of integrated farming.This practice was applied for the first time in 2004, with a certification by the Organization of certification and Supervision of Agricultural Products AGROCERT, and is still used today. The main aim is always the creation of wines of a special character: Rich but refined aromas, acidity to provide zest and ageing potential, perfect balance in the mouth and ease of combination with various dishes." Skurnik wines

What The Critics Say

Parker's Wine Advocate, Mark Squires

"The 2018 Assyrtiko is unoaked, nicely dry and comes in at 13.5% alcohol. This is sourced from Amyndeon. Pretty solid in the mid-palate, this has a fruity and pure finish. It is a fresh white but with enough of a mid-palate to hold up to foods. It has good and forward fruit, but it always finishes in a dry and serious fashion. It's not just a simple sipper. Under screwcap, it may age better than we think, but don't hesitate to drink it young." Drink 2020 - 2023

Huon Hooke

"Very light to pale yellow hue. The wine is crisp and tight, with lively, biting acidity and a properly dry finish. A clean, fresh, precise modern white wine, very dry and appetising. 14 NOV 2019." Drink 2019 - 2024

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Assyrtiko

  • Colour

    White

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.50%

  • Maturity

    2019 - 2024

This Wine Goes Well With

with SALMON
with SEAFOOD
with SHELLFISH

Taste

2

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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