Shapely red with expertise in kreatofagikes subtle flavors and the most sensitive palates. The velvety Merlot meets the most intractable Xinomavro Naoussa. So because opposites attract, the result is a very good red wine will hardly disappoint ...
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The perfect combination of cosmopolitan Merlot with nice local Xinomavro gave a modern European wine demanding. The Gianakochori characterized by dense aroma of red fruits (raspberries), on a background notes of tomato. The volume in the mouth, based on phenolic richness supported discretely by the acidity. The charm lies in the strong wine flavor featuring the return of finish stomatos.
The vineyard Kir-Yianni in Naoussa is located at an altitude of 230-320m., At the foot of East Vermion. The climate of the area is characterized by abundant rains in the winter and spring, while the summers mild drought. The soil is chalky and diverse ammoargilopilodi recommendation, moderate slope and panorama mode. For this reason, the total area of 500 acres, divided into 30 plots, each with specific installation and cultivation frontida.
Specifically, for Gianakochori have selected those pieces Xinomavro and Merlot that provide an intense aromatic character of these varieties (light soils, high leaf area, rich aquifer, yields 900-1000kg/stremma).
The raw material receiving strict control to the sorting table, after having overnight in a cooling chamber. Follows a pre-fermentation phase extraction 3-4 days at 10-12 ° C, in antioxidant environment and for each variety separately. Because the goal of this wine is the highlight of the flavor profile of the varieties, the tracks are driven tanks apovostrychomenes but embraced. Also, except for the high phenolic content Merlot kneading temperature 29-30 ° C, throughout the remainder Merlot and Xinomavro ferment at 22 ° C, while the "pulling" of the marc is before the end of the alcoholic zymosis.
The malolactic fermentation in tanks inox, and then decant the wine base in French oak barrels (25% of capacity is 500L), with a percentage of new wood only 20%. Important point for the evolution of the blend is that the "marriage" of wine base is the sixth month of month aging in kava.
Identity Wine b> Type: b> Dry Red Category: b> Local Imathia Source: b> Selected plots of land in Gianakochori Varietal composition: b> 60% Merlot, Xinomavro 40% Maturity: b> 12 months in barrels and 225lit 500lit-reductive further aging in bottle for another 6 months Aging potential: b> 10-12 years combination with food: b> A balanced wine with a high concentration of flavor components, combined with extremely red cooked meats, grilled steak, ham, yellow cheese.