Kamara Shadow Play is a still white wine made with Assyrtiko by the Kioutsoukis family at their Kamara Wines winery in the Kamara region of Greece.
This is a white wine from the North of Greece, from one of the great native varieties of the Hellenic country. The label represents the traditional Greek shadow theater, called Karagiozis, in which the little one rebels against the big one, just as natural wine rebels against conventional wine against the deterioration of nature.
Assyrtiko is organically grown, undergoes cold pre-fermentation maceration and ferments in steel between 18 and 21 degrees to retain all the fruity aromas that the wine shows us: pear, quince, thyme and bay leaf are combined in a wine that, moreover, is elegant and long.
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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