Samaropetra | PGI Florina Dry White Wine Sauvignon Blanc (2021) 750ml | Kir Yianni

Samaropetra 13%alc., Still, Dry White Wine, Sauvignon Blanc, PGI Florina - Kir Yianni

Code: G09100000004797
Barcode: 5203888060011


The nose is dominated by aromas of kiwi, passiofruit and citrus, typical of a green Sauvignon Blanc with a refreshing character. Long last taste with crispness, supporting the intense flavors and leading to a lingering, lip-smacking aftertaste.

Varieties : 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Production : n/a

Ageing : 2-3 years

Cellaring : Batonnage in stainless steel tank for 2-4 months

Origin : Samaropetra Vineyard, Ag. Panteleimon, Florina

Food Pairing: Balanced, exuberant, and easy to drink with salads and seafood or on its own as a refreshing aperitif.

Analytical Data

Alcohol: 13%

pH: 3,28

Titratable acidity: 5,3 g/lt

Volatile acidity: 0,31 g/l

Residual sugar: 1,8 g/lt

Phenolic index: n/a

Color intensity: n/a

Free/Total sulfites: n/a

Viticulture : The grapes are sourced from the viticultural zone of Agios Panteleimon within the Amyndeon appellation in Florina, Northwestern Greece. The high altitude (600m) and the poor sandy soils of the area lead to low vineyard yields (about 60 hl/ha) and slow ripening that results in a rare aromatic intensity especially for white grape varieties. Thanks to the four surrounding lakes that act as a buffer zone, the vines experience more temperate weather conditions than expected. Those with high canopy and drip irrigation that give good ripeness and balance between alcohol, acidity and intense aromas, and those with low canopy that are head-pruned at low height and dry-farmed and give lower yields, later harvest dates, and high acidity with big mouthfeel.

Winemaking : The entire quantity of the Sauvignon Blanc grapes that come from irrigated vineyards go through a period of cold soak, in order to maximize the extraction of aroma precursors into the must. Fermentation takes place at temperature ranges from 16 to 18°C in stainless steel tanks. After fermentation, 2-4 months of enzyme-aided batonnage on the lees shape the final fatty character of the wine.

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Grape VarietySauvignon blanc
PackagingGlass Bottle 750ml
EU Protection MarkPGI - Protected Geographical Indication
Alcoholic Strength13%

Balanced, exuberant, and easy to drink with salads and seafood or on its own as a refreshing aperitif.

Vintage  Competition Type     Type  Year
2016  Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair  bronze  2017
2017  Thessaloniki International Wine Competition 2018 gold  2018
2017  TEXSOM USA 2018     bronze  2018
2017  Balkan International Wine Competition 2018  bronze  2018
2017  Decanter World Wine Awards 2018   silver  2018
2015  Balkan International Wine Competition   silver  2016
2015  Decanter World Wine Awards    bronze  2016
2015  TEXSOM International Wine Awards   bronze  2016
2014  TEXSOM International Wine Awards   bronze  2015
2013  Decanter World Wine Awards - COMMENDED  commended 2014
2013  Thessaloniki International Wine Competition  silver  2014
2013  Balkans International Wine Competition   silver  2014
2012  The Balkans International Wine Competition  silver  2013
2008  Decanter World Wine Awards    bronze  2009
2005  Decanter World Wine Awards    bronze  2006
2004  Decanter World Wine Awards    bronze  2005