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Kamara Pure Stalisma
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Kamara Pure Stalisma 2018

Thessaloniki Area, Makedonia, GreeceDimitrios Kioutsoukis and his family decided to give up city life to be more connected to nature, moving to Thessaloniki and planting 11 ha of organically farmed vines. All of their wines are low intervention, with native ferment, no sulphur additions and bottling without fining or filtration. From the slopes of Kamara, Oraiokastro Thessaloniki, this malagouzia is splashed with white juice from the black skinned xinomavro for structure and minerality. After each variety goes through native ferment solo in stainless, the blend happens (80/20 this vintage) before 3 months on the lees and bottling without fining or filtration. With a beauty heady concentration of honeysuckle, ripe quince, elderflower, and jasmine, this is long and smooth on the waxen palate, carrying pine nuts, yuzu to a pithy, salted citrus finish. Lovely balance here between mineral freshness, concentrated yellow fruits, and exotic spices.Tasted: 19 September 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: ON 31.90 LCBO Producer: Kamara EstateDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: MalagouziaCSPC: 898667UPC: 5200115717571