Alpha Estate Axia Florina Xinomavro Syrah 2016

 

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Alpha Estate Axia Florina Xinomavro Syrah 2016

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.

Awards 90 Pts, Robert Parker, 2018

Alpha Estate Axia Florina Xinomavro Syrah 2016

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.

Serving Suggestion

A great accompaniment to roasted and grilled red meats, with rich, savoury sauces.

Grape

Syrah 50%, Xinomavro 50%

Awards 90 Pts, Robert Parker, 2018

 

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Bottles Per Case 6
Vintage 2016
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