Protected Designation of Origin, Naoussa
Ramnista has been for years the ambassador wine of Kir-Yianni and, for many, of the Naoussa Xinomavro itself. It is produced from selected blocks of the single vineyard in the Yiannakohori Estate in Naoussa.
The 2012 vintage was of a great interest as there were considerable contrast conditions between spring and summer. Prolonged draught in combination with the high average temperature led to a decrease in production and faster accumulation of sugars. The harvest of Xinomavro started later than the 2011 so it was not overwhelmed by the summer conditions, giving very good results.
Pre-2012 vintages, including the first 1994 release, are locked in the wine library of Kir-Yianni Estate in Yiannakohori.
With exuberant aromas of tomato and olive, earthy characteristics and a classy nose, accompanied by red fruits, round tannins, the 2012 Ramnista, skillfully highlights the ageing potential of superb Xinomavros and their transformation over time.