Domaine Karanika, Karanika Cuvee Prestige Brut, Assyrtiko-Xinomavro, Sparkling, White, 2013
Price: £30.40
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Type: Sparkling White, Amyntaion
Varietal Composition: Assyrtiko 60%, Xinomavro 40%
Region: Amyntaion, Macedonie, Greece
Vinification Techniques: Grapes in different grades of ripeness pressed in basket press. Assyrtiko: wild fermented in barriques. Xinomavro: temperature controlled fermentation from 16-22 C. Very low sulphur, no chemical additives. Second fermentation in bottle. Sur latte for 12 – 18 months. Released 3 months after degorgement
Analytical Data: Alcohol: 12.3% vol., Total acidity: 7.6mg/l., Residual sugar: 6.2 g/l., pH: 3.04, Free sulfur dioxide 23mg/l
Tasting notes: Rich yeasty nose, aromas of citrus, camomile, pear and apricot, delicate taste of citrus, honey and butter, creamy mousse with everlasting tiny bubbles in perfect contrast with refreshing acidity. Balanced, considerable length, cold climate type of wine.