Domaine Karanika, Cuvee Speciale Extra Brut 2020
Sparkling wine - Xinomavro, Assyrtiko
Described as a world class sparkling wine and getting rave reviews by experts of champagne, the Brut Cuvee Speciale by Domaine Karanika simply confirms every year the uniqueness of the Amyntaio terroir for sparkling wines.
Pinkish yellow in the glass, beautiful sparkles and mousse. The nose reveals a discrete saltiness, acidic fruits and roses, which are joined by the flavour of freshly harvested strawberries. The acidity is present and balanced, matching with the bitterness of walnut peel.
Xinomavro, ungrafted (90%) Assyrtiko (10%)
Whole bunches pressed in basket press. Temperature controlled fermentation at 18 -22 degrees Celsius. Low sulphur use, no chemical additives. 2nd fermentation in bottle. Sur latte for 12 months. Released 1 month after degorgement.
Rich yeasty nose, aromas of lime, pear and strawberry. mouthfilling creamy mouse with everlasting tiny bubbles in perfect contrast with its refreshing acidity. Balanced. Considerable length. Cold climate type of sparkling wine.
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