Kamara Blooming Island is a natural rosé sparkling wine made by the Kioutsoukis family at their Kamara Wines cellar in the Kamara region of Greece.
The native varieties Xinomavro, Malagousia and Assyrtiko are involved in its production, and it is a wine that Dimitris conceived to celebrate the wedding of two of his daughters in 2017. How? adding Xinomavro must to one of their still white wines from the previous year and letting nature (the yeasts) do their work for him.
This is a fresh wine, with notes of citrus, red fruit and a touch of watermelon on the nose, which is complemented by notes of strawberries and the second fermentation on the palate. It is not disgorged, so the wine will appear slightly cloudy. It is made entirely by hand and is not clarified or filtered in any way.
Kamara is the family project of the Kioutsoukis. This hyper-bio-dynamic family is commanded by the inexhaustible Dimitrios at the head of a team that includes his wife Eleftheria and his children who are very involved with him.
From 11 hectares of vineyards planted in the surroundings of Thessaloniki, the Kioutsoukis produce wines with minimal intervention, we could say natural, using organic methods both in the vineyard and in winemaking. Dimitrios is not one of many crazy people letting the wine make itself, quite the opposite, since he is a chemical engineer from the University of Davis in California, so his approach is one of total precision, as is that of his daughter Stavroula , agricultural engineer.
Their mantra is to make wines that ferment with indigenous yeasts, with no added oenological additives, and bottled without filtration or sulfites. Proof that natural wines... when like these... yes.
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