Alpha Estate Amyndeo Reserve Vielles Vignes Single Block Barba Yannis Xinomavro 2018

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Alpha Estate Amyndeo Reserve Vielles Vignes Single Block Barba Yannis Xinomavro 2018

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
93 pts, Robert Parker, 2021
17.5+ pts, Jancis Robinson,
2021

Alpha Estate Amyndeo Reserve Vielles Vignes Single Block Barba Yannis Xinomavro 2018

This is a savoury red made from 90 year old vines with an
enticing aroma of raspberries and sun dried tomatoes
combined with liquorice and wild herbs, lovely flavour
concentration and a dry finish.
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 Single Block Barba Yannis is named in honour of Mr Yannis, from whom the single
block of 3.71 hectares was purchased, in 1994. The estate vineyard is located in P.D.O.
Amyndeon, in the region of Macedonia and is situated at an altitude of 620 to 710
metres above sea level. The vines are 100% ungrafted, pre-phylloxera Gobelet (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 over
limestone soils, which provide excellent drainage.
Winemaking
The Xinomavro (pronounced Ksee no' ma vro) grapes were destemmed, lightly
crushed and cold soaked with skin contact. Fermentation took place using an
indigenous yeast strain which has been isolated from the specific block. The grapes
were vinified at gradually increasing temperatures, before being maintained "sur lie" or
on its fine lees, for 18 months with regular stirring. Maturation took place in Allier-Jupille
French oak casks of medium grain, for 24 months, with a minimum of a further 12
months ageing in the bottle prior to release. Bottled without fining and filtration.
Tasting Note
A complex and typical Xinomavro, showing aromas of ripe red berries, 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.
Grape
Xinomavro 100%

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