2013 Karanika Xinomavro Brut Cuvée Spéciale. Xinomavro is a traditional Greek grape that is usually used to make extremely tannic red wines. The literal translation of “xinomavro” is “sour black”. These are not words you would use to describe a delicate sparkling wine like this one, which is made in the traditional champagne method from 100% Xinomavro.
In the village of Agios Panteleimonas (Florina) in Greece. Laurens Hartman winemaker and owner of Karanika winery (along side his wife Annette van Kampen) believe in working with the land to produce high quality traditional Greek wines. Their winery is an all gravity flow building, their vineyards are biodynamic and organically farmed, and their winemaking techniques are non-interventional. Some of their vineyards are also up to 100 years old.
This wine is dry with a delicate mousse and notes of dried herbs, strawberries and baked bread. A beautiful pairing with berries and prosciutto or any other cured meat.
This is a very unique and extremely limited production wine. Each bottle is numbered and dated by hand. It’s about time Dionysus started making high quality sparkling wine, after all, champagne is “the beverage of the gods”. Karanika Brut is a great example of the Greek bubbly greatness to come.
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