Ecosystem Xinomavro Reserve Vieilles Vignes Single Block Barba Yannis 2019
18 pts Jancis Robinson
93 pts The Wine Advocate Points
Vineyard: Single Block Barba Yannis
Single Block "Barba Yannis", 3,71 ha, Amyndeon plateau, 40°40'45.88"N, 21°41'35.93"E, at 647 m / 2.128 ft., with north west exposure, facing mount Voras. Planted in 1919, 100% ungrafted bush vines (Gobelet).
Sandy clay loamy soil, over limestone conglomerates, of adequate drainage.
De-stemming, light crushing, cold soak - skin contact, alcoholic fermentation with indigenous yeast isolated from the specific block, at gradually increasing temperatures, maintenance of wine “sur lies” for 24 months with regular stirring.
24 months in new Allie - Jupilles French oak casks, medium grain, white toasted and 12 months in bottle before release. No treatment or filtration before bottling.