Domaine Karanika

At Domaine Karanika we produce the finest quality sparkling and still wines in total harmony with nature without any concession to the health of people and the earth.

Our organic/ biodynamic vineyards at the Amyndeo plateau in the far North-west of Greece include old to very old ungrafted Xinomavro vines, the younger Assyrtiko and the almost forgotten Limniona. Our wines range from the sparkling Karanika Cuvee Speciale and Prestige, our aged red Xinomavro/Limniona blends to our razor-sharp white Assyrtiko.

Karanika’s winemaking philosophy is that real quality is achieved only when there is complete balance in all aspects of the growing and winemaking process. This includes minimal handling of grapes and wines with few to none chemical additions. We follow nature, instead of trying to control it. That means: no pumping to transport must and wines, but gravity, piegage, adding only sulfites and Montmorillonite clay to the wine, and the use of ‘homeopathic’ sprays in the vineyard instead of fertilisers and pesticides. We work according to Maria Thun’s biodynamic calendar in the winery and vineyard therefore our wines ‘breathe terroir’, are crystal clear, very aromatic and have considerable length. No bombastic heavyweights but subtle and elegant wines.

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