Alpha Estate Ximomavro Reserve Old Vine PDO Amyndeo 2014


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One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £118.02

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Awards
17.5Pts, Jancis Robinson,   2017
92 Pts, Decanter Magazine ,    2017

Country - Greece

Region - Macedonia

Grape Varieties - Xinomavro 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Alpha Estate

Tasting notes - A complex and typical Xinomavro (pronounced Ksee no' ma vro), showing aromas of smoky black fruits, strawberries, dark cherries, liquorice, sundried tomatoes, and delicate spice. Full bodied and structured on the palate, with a rich depth of fruit, concentrated savoury notes and a touch of oak. The velvety tannins lead through to a persistent and aromatic finish.

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This is a savoury red made from 90 year old vines with

an enticing aroma of ripe Morello cherries, lovely flavour
concentration and a dry finish. Concentrated and
powerful.
Producer Note
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.
Vineyard
The Single Block Barba Yiannis is named in honour of Mr Yiannis, from whom the
block was purchased in 1994. The vineyard is located in Amyndeo, in the region of
Macedonia. The vines are ungrafted, pre-phylloxera bush vines which are over 90
years old. The summers are hot, so in order to avoid extreme water deficit, a "root
zone drying irrigation" is used, to ensure the optimum conditions for the nourishment
and maturation of the grapes. The vines are grown in sandy clay soils.
Winemaking
The grapes were destemmed, lightly crushed and cold soaked with skin contact. The
fermentation took place using an indigenous yeast strain which has been isolated
from this specific block. Fermentation took place at gradually increasing
temperatures, before being maintained "sur lie" or on its fine lees for eighteen months
with regular stirring. Maturation took place in Allier - Bertrange French oak casks of
medium grain, for 24 months, with a minimum of a further 12 months ageing in the
bottle. The wine was bottled without fining and filtration.
Tasting Note
A complex and typical Xinomavro (pronounced Ksee no' ma vro), showing aromas
of smoky black fruits, strawberries, dark cherries, liquorice, sundried tomatoes, and
delicate spice. Full bodied and structured on the palate, with a rich depth of fruit,
concentrated savoury notes and a touch of oak. The velvety tannins lead through to
a persistent and aromatic finish.
Serving Suggestion
A perfect match with juicy red barbecued meats, roasted lamb, spicy sausage and
red peppers baked in olive oil.
Grape
Xinomavro 100%

Awards
17.5Pts, Jancis Robinson,
2017
92 Pts, Decanter Magazine ,
2017

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Data sheet

Vintage
2014
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles
Region
Macedonia

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Alpha Estate Ximomavro Reserve Old Vine PDO Amyndeo 2014

Awards
17.5Pts, Jancis Robinson,   2017
92 Pts, Decanter Magazine ,    2017

Country - Greece

Region - Macedonia

Grape Varieties - Xinomavro 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Alpha Estate

Tasting notes - A complex and typical Xinomavro (pronounced Ksee no' ma vro), showing aromas of smoky black fruits, strawberries, dark cherries, liquorice, sundried tomatoes, and delicate spice. Full bodied and structured on the palate, with a rich depth of fruit, concentrated savoury notes and a touch of oak. The velvety tannins lead through to a persistent and aromatic finish.

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