Wine tasting tours in Greece – Kir-Yianni Estate
Welcome to Naoussa
the northern Greece best-known wine-producing region.
In Trigiro’s biking and hiking tours in the region of Naoussa, northern Greece, we visit several wineries and make stops in wineries to taste and discover the wine variety of “Xinomavro”. One of our stops is in the winery of the mayor of Thessaloniki, the winery Kir-Yianni. A winery with a long history of family tradition and focusing on the production of premium wines with authentic character.
4th stop Kir-Yianni Estate
Kir-Yianni was founded in 1997 by Yiannis Boutaris. Based in Naoussa and Amyndeon, on both sides of mount Vermion in Northwestern Greece, the winery carries on a long history of family tradition, focusing on the production of premium wines with authentic character, and appealing to the modern consumers.
Today, the Kir-Yianni team, under the direction of Stellios Boutaris, son of Yiannis, prepares with vision the next step of the Estate’s evolutionary course, building on the core pillars of the company’s philosophy: innovation, respect to tradition and specialized knowledge on wine, from the vineyard to the final consumer.
Selection is the keyword: Each part of the vineyard at Kir-Yianni estate is harvested separately, two or three times, based on phenolic ripeness. The grapes are then brought to the sorting table, for the final selection. After 2009, a second sorting table was added after the destemming, for a berry by berry selection. A similar selection process takes place during wine-making and aging, in order to ensure that only the best is bottled. Kir-Yianni is in constant experimentation regarding the quality and type of oak (origin, capacity, burning, size of pores) used in the barrels. The main aim is always the creation of wines of a special character: Rich but refined aroma, acidity to provide body and aging potential, perfect balance in the mouth and ease of combination with various dishes constitute the distinct style of Kir-Yianni wines.
Trigiro’s Tip: sit down in the nice balcony of the winery with a glass of Dyo Ellies and enjoy the beautiful view of the vineyards and the mountains.