Alpha Estate Ximomavro Reserve Old Vine PDO Amyndeo 2015


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One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £122.28

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Country - Greece

Region - Macedonia

Grape Varieties - Xinomavro 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

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.

Awards

Highly Commended, Wine Merchant , 2018

92+Pts, Robert Parker, 2018

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In Stock

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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%

5911315A
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Vintage
2015
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles
Region
Macedonia

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Alpha Estate Ximomavro Reserve Old Vine PDO Amyndeo 2015

Country - Greece

Region - Macedonia

Grape Varieties - Xinomavro 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

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.

Awards

Highly Commended, Wine Merchant , 2018

92+Pts, Robert Parker, 2018

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