Alpha Estate Single Vineyard Hedgehog Amyndeo Xinomavro 2017

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Alpha Estate Single Vineyard Hedgehog Amyndeo Xinomavro 2017

Country - Greece

Region - Macedonia

Grape Varieties - Xinomavro 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Alpha Estate

Tasting notes - A wonderful example of Xinomavro, with its complex, but typical bouquet of small berried red fruits, leather and pepper, clove and vanilla spice. Structured, with rounded tannins and a balancing acidity, this wine has well-integrated oak and quince on the finish.

 

Alpha Estate Single Vineyard Hedgehog Amyndeo Xinomavro 2017

A dry and tannic red displaying baked plums combined
with dark chocolate and savoury, earthy notes


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
Xinomavro (pronounced Ksee-NOH-mav-roe) is a native variety found in northern
Greece. Alpha Estate has 69 hectares of privately owned vineyards, which are
located on the Amyndeon plateau, in north western Macedonia in the Anyndeon
viticulture zone. The grapes for this wine are grown in the sub region known as
"Hedgehog", which is located at 690 metres above sea level and faces Lake Petron
and Mount Voras. The soils are composed of sandy clay over limestone and have
excellent drainage. Yields are approximately 36 hectolitres per hectare and the vines
are carefully managed, with a green harvest and meticulous selection of berries. The
harvest takes place manually in 15kg capacity picking baskets.


Winemaking
The grapes were destemmed, prior to a light crushing and a cold soak with skin
contact. The alcoholic fermentation took place at gradually increasing
temperatures. The wine was then maintained on its fine lees or "sur lie", for a period
of approximately eight months with regular stirring. Maturation lasted for 12 months in
Allier oak barrels of medium grain, with a light toasting, followed by 12 months bottle
ageing.


Tasting Note
A wonderful example of Xinomavro with its complex bouquet of small berried red
fruits, leather, pepper, clove and vanilla spice showing great typicity. Structured and
beautifully balanced with rounded tannins and well-integrated oak, with a touch of
quince on the finish.


Grape
Xinomavro 100%

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