Alpha Estate Axia Florina Xinomavro Syrah 2017

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Alpha Estate Axia Florina Xinomavro Syrah 2017

Country - Greece

Region - Macedonia

Grape Varieties - Syrah 50%, Xinomavro 50%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Alpha Estate

Tasting notes - A complex bouquet of ripe blackberry combined with exotic spice, vanilla, clove and cracked pepper. Full bodied on the palate, with rounded tannins, a balancing freshness, this blend delivers rich, dark fruits and intense quince flavours, with vanilla tones from the seamlessly integrated oak through to a long persistent finish.

 

Alpha Estate Axia Florina Xinomavro Syrah 2017

A full bodied and concentrated red showing a natural
freshness from its cool location combined with savoury
baked red fruits and spicy black liquorice flavours.


Producer Note
Alpha Estate is located in Amyndeo, 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 estate vineyards are located in the "Petres" (rocks) and "Dromos" (roads)
subregion of the Amyndeon plateau and comprise 85 hectares of linear, privately
owned vineyard situated at an altitude of 620 to 710 metres above sea level. The
vines are planted at a density of 3,900 plants per hectare and yield 60 hectolitres per
hectare. The soils are made up of sandy clay with excellent drainage. Here the
climate is semi-continental, often with snowfall during the winter months and north
westerly winds all year round. There is a marked absence of spring frosts and fresh,
rather than dry summers, with cool nights. Vinegrower Makis Mavridis oversees the
cultivation of the vines to the highest standards. The Xinomavro (pronounced KseeNOH-mav-roe) and Syrah grapes are manually harvested.


Winemaking
The grapes were destemmed and lightly crushed before a cold soak with skin
contact. Alcoholic fermentation took place at gradually increasing temperatures.
The wine was aged on its lees for seven months with regular stirring, before being
matured for 12 months in 100% Allier oak casks, of medium to light toast. The wine
was then aged for a further 12 months in bottle.


Tasting Note
A complex bouquet of ripe blackberry combined with exotic spice, vanilla, clove and
cracked pepper. Full bodied on the palate, with rounded tannins, a balancing
freshness, this blend delivers rich, dark fruits and intense quince flavours, with vanilla
tones from the seamlessly integrated oak through to a long persistent finish.


Grape
Syrah 50%, Xinomavro 50%

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