Alpha Estate Florina Xinomavro Rosé 2018


£18.54 Price Per Bottle

£111.24 Price Per Case ( 6 Bottles )

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Country - Greece

Region - Macedonia

Grape Varieties - Xinomavro 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Alpha Estate

Tasting notes - A rich, fruity rosé with an aromatic bouquet of rose petals, strawberries, cranberries, citrus zest and hints of rhubarb. Beautifully balanced with a crisp, yet opulent palate enveloped in red fruits and a long, sustained finish.

Awards

91 Pts, Robert Parker, 2018

16.5, Jancis Robinson, 2018

Silver, DWWA, 2018

Gold, Drinks Business:

Rosé Masters , 2018

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In Stock

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A rich, fruity rose with an aromatic bouquet of rose petals and strawberries. Beautifully balanced with an opulent palate enveloped in red fruits and a long, sustained fruity finish.


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 vines are grown in privately owned vineyards located on the Amyndeon plateau, in north western Macedonia. The grapes come from two subregions, known as ‘Turtles’ and ‘Hedgehog’. The Turtles subregion is located at an altitude of 660 metres, with northwestern orientation which faces the Voras Mountain; while the "Hedgehog" sub-region is located at an altitude of 690 metres, with northern orientation facing Lake Petron and Voras Mountain. The mountain and lake contribute to the unique microclimate found in the vineyard. The vines are planted at a density of 3,700 vines per hectare and yield 36.5 hectolitres per hectare, post a green harvest and careful selection. The soils are sandy and sandy-clay over limestone, which offer excellent drainage. The grapes are manually harvested.


Winemaking
The grapes were destemmed and lightly crushed. A cold soak took place at 8°C for four hours, followed by fermentation which took place at gradually increasing temperatures. The wine then underwent a post-fermentation maceration with lees stirring which lasted for two months and imparted texture and complexity to the wine. The rosé colour was obtained by the saignée method, resulting in the richer rosé colour.


Serving Suggestion
A versatile wine accompanying stuffed tomatoes and peppers; grilled fish, especially salmon or lightly spice Asian cuisine.


Grape
Xinomavro 100%

5911718A
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Data sheet

Vintage
2018
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles
Region
Macedonia

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Alpha Estate Florina Xinomavro Rosé 2018

Country - Greece

Region - Macedonia

Grape Varieties - Xinomavro 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Alpha Estate

Tasting notes - A rich, fruity rosé with an aromatic bouquet of rose petals, strawberries, cranberries, citrus zest and hints of rhubarb. Beautifully balanced with a crisp, yet opulent palate enveloped in red fruits and a long, sustained finish.

Awards

91 Pts, Robert Parker, 2018

16.5, Jancis Robinson, 2018

Silver, DWWA, 2018

Gold, Drinks Business:

Rosé Masters , 2018

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