Kir-Yianni was established in 1997 by Yiannis Boutaris, a leading figures in the Greek wine industry. Kir-Yianni, “Sir John” in Greek, is best known for producing Xinomavro from the slopes of Mt. Vermio in Northwestern Greece.
Today, Stellios Boutaris, son of Yiannis, actively manages the winery and their two 30+ year-old estate vineyards located in Naoussa and Amyndeon. Combined, the vineyards stretch over 160 acres and range in elevation from 1,000 to 2,200 feet.
Boutaris’ Kir-Yianni Ramnista 2012 is 100% Xinomavro and 13.5% ABV. Aromas include rich red fruit aromas, such as strawberry and sour cherry on a background of tomato and vanilla, the company says. Round mouthfeel, refreshing acidity and firm, but softer than usual, tannins, the company reports.
The suggested retail price is $27.