Kir-Yianni 'Raminista' Xinomavro 2011
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"The 2011 Ramnista is an old vines Xinomavro sourced from selected vineyard blocks within the Yianakohori vineyard. It won't make lovers of the fruity, sweet and simple very happy, but if you like old school Barbaresco, this somewhat aggressive red is for you. It is well priced for the quality, too, and one of my favorite Ramnistas to this point--although it is young and requires some patience despite the late release. It was ... read more
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Item ID: #21849
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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Wine Advocate 92
"The 2011 Ramnista is an old vines Xinomavro sourced from selected vineyard blocks within the Yianakohori vineyard. It won't make lovers of the fruity, sweet and simple very happy, but if you like old school Barbaresco, this somewhat aggressive red is for you. It is well priced for the quality, too, and one of my favorite Ramnistas to this point--although it is young and requires some patience despite the late release. It was aged in a mixture of French and American oak (25% new in a mixture of 225-liter and 500-liter casks) for 18 months, a bit longer than usual. Unevolved, intense, powerful and crisp, this is a wine with earth and oak on the nose, plus some forest floor, vanilla and eggplant on the finish. There's not much "suave" here just now and that finish becomes astringent with some aeration. The oak impact increases a bit, too. That, by the way, is how they usually show when I first see them in the USA, but this is particularly well-focused and constructed, showing that power, but also intensity of flavor and some good fruit. It will come around, but it could surely use at least a few years in the cellar. It will always be a better food wine than a sipper. This is a lot of wine for the price."

This issue features some of Kir-Yianni's 2011 reds. Winemaker-Managing Director Stellios Boutaris said to me: "I strongly believe that these wines are to be left alone for a few years…They are still young, closed and tough! Actually, we are going to release the 2012s right after the summer, which is much more easy to enjoy, and keep the 2011s for a later release in 2017-2018." The Block 5 designation references, he said, "The Xinomavro...The Syrah usually comes from Block #2, the best Syrah of the estate, and is added to the blend at a proportion not more than 15%...The first vintage is the 2005 and the current available in the States is the 2011."

With regard to the year in general, his vintage report is all enthusiasm: "It seems that 2011, just like 1994 and 2001, will be one of these years that only comes once in a decade!"

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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 .

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Kir-yianniThe 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 .

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