KAMARA WINERY, The Kitsoukis family has brought to life the now extraordinary Kamara vineyard and winery which is nestled on the Mygdonian hillside by Thessaloniki in Northern Greece. On their 11 hectares of land, the Kitsoukis are implementing the fine balance of honoring the ancient wine-growing traditions of their region with an ecological, sustainable vision. The outcome is superb, low intervention, pure, natural wines made from traditional Greek grapes. All Kamara wines are naturally fermented with indigenous yeasts, have no oenological substances added, and are bottled without filtration and no added sulfites. We bring you the story of the Kioutsoukis family. Enjoy.
~2020 PET NAT SPARKLING ROSÉ ~
After halting primary fermentation, a blend of Assyrtiko, Malagousia, Xinomavro was brought down to a cool temperature and let to settle off of its primary lees. In the spring they added the fermented must of Xinomavro. Not disgorged, the wine is hazy, creating a broader palate weight, pleasing textures, and balance. This special bottling is done entirely by hand.
PET NAT SPARKLING ROSÉ | 6x750ML| SKU #521573 | $32.96
~2020 NIMBUS ALBUS WHITE~
50% Malagouzia & 50% Assyrtiko. 3 months in old barrels. 12.5%. Bright golden colour with greenish highlights recalls the colour of fino sherry. Rich, intense nose, with all-natural flavours evolving. Stone fruits, lavender and chamomile. Perfectly harmonious with the acidity. The grapes are destemmed and the varieties ferment separately in stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts, no oenological substances added. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation.
NIMBUS ALBUS | 6X 750ML | SKU#476190 | $30.80
~2020 STALISMA WHITE ~
80% Malagousia, 20% Xinomavro. Clay, loam, sand schist. The grapes are harvested manually. Malagousia was left on skins for 3 days, while the Xinomavro grapes were direct-pressed as blanc de noirs. When the fermentation finishes, the varieties are blended together and aged on their own fine-lees until spring, when it’s bottled without fining, filtration, or added sulfites. Bergamot-herbal aromatics of the shortly-macerated Malagousia is savvily combined with Xinomavro’s class and freshness.
STALISMA WHITE | 6x750ML | SKU #521565 | $30.33
~2020 SHADOW PLAY WHITE ~
100% Assyrtiko. 3 months in neutral barrels. Bright golden colour. Rich, intense nose which evolves minute after minute into the glass. This beautiful wine holds an intense banana aroma both in the nose and in the palate. It is creamy, round and balanced and also a bit oxidative and smoky. An amazing white with a lovely long finish.
SHADOW PLAY WHITE | 6x750ML| SKU #521589 | $30.88
~2020 STALISMA ROSÉ ~
100% Xinomavro. 2 months in old barrles. The nose is the characteristic of the Xinomavro variety: sun-dried tomatoes and black olives. Tints of strawberry and blackberry complete this impressive bouquet. In the mouth, rich, with intense and noticeable but well balanced acidity. At the end, the long persistent fruity aftertaste with little residual sugar leaves an impressive ‘greek summer’ sensation. All Kamara wines are naturally fermented with indigenous yeasts, have no oenological substances added, and are bottled without filtration and no added sulfites.
STALISMA ROSÉ | 6 x750ML | SKU #521597 | $29.85
~2017 NIMBUS RUSSUS RED~
Xinomavro, Merlot- & Syrah. Full-bodied with notes of orange bitters. blackberry, blueberry and cassis aroma combined with some herbal and earthy notes.Very firm tannins and medium acidity. 12 months in old French oak. Hearty, warm dark berries, plums and liquorice combined with notes of eucalyptus, black olives and intense black pepper. Notes of black and green pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg are complemented by fresh earthy notes and hints of dark chocolate.
NIMBUS RUSSUS RED | 6x750ml | SKU #521578 | $32.24
~2018 SHADOW PLAY RED ~
100% Xinomavro. The aroma of this wine is mind-blowing, dark berry compote, black cherry, black olives as well as tobacco and prunes. The earthiness and awesome grippy tannins! It is a fantastic wine of rich dark red colour, with complex aromas of small red fruits, vanilla, plums, tomato and black olive. Full-bodied and long finish.
SHADOW PLAY RED | 6x750ml | SKU #521581 | $33.19
~2020 RETSINA WHITE ~
Retsina is a famous traditional Greek wine enjoyed for at least 3000 years. Even in modern Greece the wine still represents the classic ubiquitous style. It can be found on wine lists of every greek tavern, even the most sophisticated upper-class restaurants. Tender lemon yellow color. Pinewood tones along with citrus fruits, mint, and jasmine. Fresh, elegant and salty palate, the resin touch with orange and grapefruit builds up into an exciting combination. Roditis +Assyrtiko.
Retsina White | 12x500ml | SKU #521570 | $12.21
~2020 NIMBUS RITINITIS~
Orange Resinated wine. 100% Assyrtiko. Bright yellow to amber colour. Intense nose with emerging aromas of thyme, lavender, oregano and ginger. Herbal and vegetal notes in the palate, with an intensive expression of bergamot and kumquat along with resin and thyme.
The skins of Assyrtiko are macerated in stainless steel tanks with the must for 5-7 days at low temperature. After removal of the pomace, the must produced by the first run juice ferments for 20-30 days. During the fermentation high quality pine resin from the mountains of Evia is added, following an ancient recipe. Spontaneous alcoholic fermentation with indigenous yeasts, no oenological substances added, followed by spontaneous malolactic fermentation. The produced wine is racked from the very dense sediments and sur-lie on fine lees for three months. No protein stabilization, only tartaric stabilization.
NIMBUS RITINITIS | 6x 750ml | SKU #521603 | $31.28