Kir Yianni - Estate
KIR-YIANNI company 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 modern consumers. Today, Kir-Yianni team, under the guidance of Stellios Boutaris, son of Yiannis, prepares the next step of the Estate’s evolutionary course, building on the core pillars of the company’s philosophy: innovation, respect to tradition and knowledge on wine, from the vineyard to the final consumer. The vineyard lies on an altitude of 280-300 meters and has a total surface of 58 ha (40.3 of which are planted). It is divided into 40 parts according to the soil attributes, the territoire and the different varieties-clones. The soil of the vineyard is representative of the different soil types of Naoussa zone, with the sandy clay to sandy clay loam soil types dominating. The vineyard is planted with Xinomavro (50%), Syrah (15%), Merlot (20%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (10%), while the rest of the area is planted with various experimental varieties. The privately owned vineyards are located at an altitude of 700 m, covering a total surface of 16.5 ha, in the municipality of Ag. Panteleimonas, within the Amyndeon PDO zone. The soil here is sandy and poor, giving the possibility to produce wines of high finesse and rich aromatic character. The climate of the area is characterized by cold winters and hot summers, while the presence of four lakes makes the microclimate milder and suitable for the cultivation of white varieties. Moreover, the practice of contractual agriculture over a total area of 30 ha, guarantees the control of the agricultural methods applied and the use of selected raw material. The varieties cultivated here are the international white varieties Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, and the Greek varieties Roditis, Assyrtiko, Malagouzia and Malvasia aromatica.