Domaine Karanika, Extra Cuvee de Reserve 2017
Sparkling Wine – Xinomavro, Zero Dosage
The flagship. A stunning sparkling blanc de noirs of unique expressiveness and extraordinary bubbles.Yellow-gold, illucent like the setting sun reflecting on the seawater.
Full-frontal and charmingly fresh fruits, salt-marinated lemon peel and hay, blending in a flirt with the nasal senses that lasts for a long time. The fruits of the earth and the labour of our hands deserve celebration, which we find in the soul of this glass.
Xinomavro ungrafted (100%)
Whole bunches exclusively from ungrafted vines of at least 60 year old, pressed in basket press. Temperature controlled fermentation in both inox and 20 hl foudres at 16 -22 degrees Celsius. No sulphur use, no chemical additives. 2 nd fermentation in bottle. Sur latte for 54 - 84 months. Released 6 months after degorgement. No dosage.
Rich yeasty nose, aromas of lime, pear and strawberry. Mineral. Mouthfilling creamy mouse with everlasting tiny bubbles in perfect contrast with its refreshing acidity. Balanced. Considerable length. Cold climate type of sparkling wine.