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Domaine Karanika Amyntaio PDO Xinomavro Old Vines

This smells like high quality Pinot Noir! Hints of dank forest smells, wild strawberries, wild herbs, eyes shut and you have a stunning ballet dancing around your imagination! On the palate it all comes together in a symphony of wild red fruit, hints of tobacco and black treacle, nutmeg and subtle acidity. Everything is done with such a light touch. You could enjoy this with strongly flavoured fish dishes, or grilled chicken, toad in the hole. In fact cook your best food for this stunning wine! Domaine Karanika are magicians with Xinomavro.
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Type: Dry Red
Varietal Composition: 100% Xinomavro
Region: PDO Amyndeon, North Greece
Vinification: Grapes fermented traditionally in foudre. Piegage. No pumping. Aged in foudre and barriques for 18 months. Low sulphur use, no chemical additives. Batonnage for 6 weeks. Released 24 months after harvest.

Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans

Domaine Karanika, Amyndeon, Macedonia

Domaine Karanika was founded by Laurens M. Hartman-Karanika and his wife Annette van Kampen who left their lives in Holland to train as winemakers, oenologists and vineyardists in Europe and the USA. However, it was their love for the amazing Xinomavro variety that led them to Amyndeo in northwest Greece. Domaine Karanika works in harmony with nature to produce top quality wines without harming the earth. Their organic vineyards on the Amyndeon plateau are home to old Xinomavro vines (75-80 years old), as well as younger Assyrtiko, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Limniona vines. Karanika’s winemaking philosophy is one of minimal intervention in viticulture and vinification. The winery works with nature not against it; using gravity and pigeage instead of pumping to transport the must and wines. They add only Montmorillonite clay to the wine and use homeopathic sprays in the vineyard instead of pesticides. Karanika works according to Maria Thun’s biodynamic calendar both in the winery and vineyard, therefore the wines ‘breathe terroir’, are crystal clear, intensely aromatic and have considerable length on the palate. Domaine Karanika have established themselves as the pre-eminent traditional-method sparkling wine producers of Greece and have garnered considerable international recognition.

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