Paranga Sparkling is made from a blend of Xinomavro, Moscato & Chardonnay grapes sourced from the viticultural zone of Agios Panteleimon within the Amyndeon appellation in Florina, Northwestern Greece. The high altitude (600m) and the poor sandy soils of the area lead to the production of wines displaying finesse and a rare aromatic character. The four surrounding lakes that act as a buffer zone create perfect weather conditions for the cultivation of Xinomavro, more temperate than expected in this continental climate.
The first fermentation is carried out using the traditional method. Then the wine is transferred to the tanks for the second fermentation, during which the bubbles are formed. The wine will stay on its lees for 5 months on its lees and then for 5 additional months in the bottle.
Paranga Sparkling has a vivid mousse composed of small-sized bubbles that enhances the aromatic intensity of the wine and creates a vibrant mouthfeel. Aromas of apricot and peach from the Chardonnay, combined with floral notes coming from the Xinomavro make up a complex aromatic character, balanced by the wine’s freshness and highlighted by its lingering finish.