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KIR YIANNI AKAKIES XINOMAVRO ROSÉ 2018 PGI Macedonia
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer KIR-YIANNI
One of 72 items (60% of 136 releases) not presented for evaluation under new LCBO policies. Assessed from a sample provided by the listing agent. Bright light day-glo pink colour. Attractive, very fresh, gently spicy, ripe, strawberry-tinged nose. Dry, medium-light bodied, very fresh, gently fruity, ripe red apple, strawberry-watermelon flavours with a lingering, crisp, refreshing finish. This is the best yet! Made exclusively from the indigenous Xinomavro grape, Kir-Yianni’s new 2018 has 13.5% alcohol and 5 g/L residual sugar with lot number L06519 on the back label. DON'T MISS BUYING THIS TERRIFIC ROSE - it's even better than the 2017 which appeared in Vintages (**/**+) on July 21, 2018 at $12.95 and was also a Recommended Best Buy. CSPC 71050
Type Rosé Table Wine
Agent Kol Gro
Country Greece
Region
Rating **+(89 points)
Fresh, Vibrant, Ripe, Strawberry-Apple-Plum
LCBO Note Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
Made with the indigenous-to-Greece Xinomavro grape, this wallet-friendly pink wine was crafted using a combination of two winemaking methods: direct press (90%) and saignée (10%). Expect juicy apple, watermelon and exotic flowers, with enough tannins for structural lift, and sip it with grilled eggplant and olive tapenade. Price $ 13.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - July 6, 2019
Cases bought 339 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:    - Poor   * Very Basic     *+ OK    ** Good    **/**+ Very Good    **+ Excellent    *** Outstanding    ***+ Superb

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