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Alpha Estate Single Vineyard Hedgehog Amyndeo Xinomavro 2021

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Alpha Estate Single Vineyard Hedgehog Amyndeo Xinomavro 2021

  • Grapes Xinomavro 100%
  • Country Greece
  • Region: Macedonia Amyndeon
  • Abv 14 %
  • BodyValue: C (A is light, E is full-bodied)
    ResidualSugar: 1.6
    Contains Sulphites: Yes
    Vegetarian/Vegan: Yes/Yes
    Milk/Eggs: No/No
    Organic: No
    Biodynamic: No
  • Case size 6 / 75cl
  • Winemaker: Angelos Iatridis
  • Closure Diam
  • This Xinomavro wine is truly exceptional. It has a rich and complex bouquet with a delightful combination of small-berried red fruits, leather, pepper, clove, and vanilla spice, showcasing the wine's typicity. The wine is impressively structured and exhibits a perfect balance with rounded tannins and well-integrated oak. The finish is particularly noteworthy, leaving a lingering touch of quince that adds a unique and delightful note to the overall tasting experience. It's a dry, tannic red wine displaying baked plums combined with dark chocolate and savoury, earthy notes.

The grapes were destemmed prior to light crushing and a cold soak with skin contact. The alcoholic fermentation took place at gradually increasing temperatures. The wine was then maintained on its fine lees or "sur lie" for approximately eight months with regular stirring. Maturation lasted for 12 months in Allier oak barrels of medium grain, with light toasting, followed by 12 months of bottle ageing.

A wonderful example of Xinomavro with its complex bouquet of small-berried red fruits, leather, pepper, clove and vanilla spice showing great typicity. It is structured and beautifully balanced with rounded tannins and well-integrated oak, with a quince on the finish. 

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BrandAlpha Estate
Bottles Per Case6
Bottle Size75
2 cases 10% offYes

Xinomavro is a native variety found in northern Greece. Alpha Estate has 69 hectares of privately owned vineyards located on the Amyndeon plateau in North West Macedonia in the Anyndeon viticulture zone. The grapes for this wine are grown in the sub-region known as 'Hedgehog', located at 690 metres above sea level and faces Lake Petron and Mount Voras. The soils are composed of sandy clay over limestone and have excellent drainage. Yields are approximately 36 hectolitres per hectare, and the vines are carefully managed, with a green harvest and meticulous selection of berries. The harvest takes place manually in 15kg capacity picking baskets.

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