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Country - Greece
Region - Macedonia
Grape Varieties - Xinomavro 100%
Alcohol by volume - 14%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Alpha Estate
Tasting notes - A wonderful example of Xinomavro, with its complex, but typical bouquet of small berried red fruits, leather and pepper, clove and vanilla spice. Structured, with rounded tannins and a balancing acidity, this wine has well-integrated oak and quince on the finish.
Awards Silver, DWWA, 2016
A dry and tannic red displaying baked red fruits
combined with sun dried tomatoes and savoury, earthy
Alpha Estate is located in Amyndeon, North West Greece. It is the brainchild of two
visionaries, second generation vine grower Makis Mavridis and Bordeaux trained
wine maker Angelos Iatrides. Angelos is one of the most talented winemakers
working in Europe. This pristine estate in the cool highlands of Western Macedonia
comprises 120 hectares of privately owned single block vineyards and employs the
most up to date vineyard techniques and winemaking technology to produce world
class wines from French and indigenous Greek varietals.
There are 69 hectares of privately owned vineyards, which are located on the
Amyndeon plateau, in north western Macedonia in the Anyndeon viticulture zone.
Grown in the sub region known as "Hedgehog", which is 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
36hl/ha and the vines are carefully managed, with a geeen harvest and meticulous
selection of berries. The harvest takes place manually in 15kg capacity picking
The grapes were destemmed, prior to a 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 a period
of approximately eight months with regular stirring. Maturation lasted for 12 months in
Allier oak barrels of medium grain, with a light toasting, followed by 12 months bottle
A wonderful example of Xinomavro, with its complex, but typical bouquet of small
berried red fruits, leather and pepper, clove and vanilla spice. Structured, with
rounded tannins and a balancing acidity, this wine has well-integrated oak and
quince on the finish.
Perfect match with juicy red barbecued meats, venison steak, rich stews and red
peppers baked in olive oil.
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