KALI RIZA 2011
Kali Riza (Good Root) is the Kir-Yianni Xinomavro from Amyndeon old vines. Kir-Yianni’s presence in the area counts for decades and the necessity was there to create a Xinomavro, that expresses the cold, mountainous terroir. Kali Riza was launched in 2009, while in 2013 it changed label and bottle form to pair with Ramnista, Kir-Yianni’s Xinomavro from Naoussa.
2011 was a outstanding vintage, that brought up memories of 2001 and 1994. The prolonged drought and sunshine created excellent conditions for phenolic maturity of Xinomavro in Amyndeon. In combination with the region’s sandy and poor soils, the 2011 Kali Riza perfectly expresses the elegance of the pre-phyloxeric vineyards from which it originates. Intense aromas of strawberry and cherry, balance between the refreshing acidity and low alcohol. Silky-textured tannins and a long fruity aftertaste, contribute to create a wine displaying firmness and great elegance.
100 bottles from the 2011 harvest will be made available through Warehouse 10.
Protected Designation of Origin Amyndeon, 750 ml