Alpha Estate Single Vineyard Turtles Florina Malagouzia 2021

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Alpha Estate Single Vineyard Turtles Florina Malagouzia 2021

Country - Greece

Region - Macedonia

Grape Varieties - Malagouzia 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Alpha Estate

Tasting notes - A strong and lively nose of grapefruit, nectarine and hints of almond blossom. This richly textured wine is very flavoursome, has superb length, balance and plenty of finesse. Bright and long on the finish.

Awards
16.5 pts, Jancis Robinson,
2021

Alpha Estate Single Vineyard Turtles Florina Malagouzia 2021

A delicately aromatic wine with light floral notes and hints
of green apple, grapefruit and white pepper with a zesty, mineral 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 Malagouzia grapes (pronounced Mah-lah-gou-ZYA) come from a single vineyard
site, known as "Turtles" because it is a nesting site for the local turtle population. The
vineyard covers 36.35 hectares in the Amyndeon plateau. The vines are grown at an
altitude of 620 to 710 metres above sea-level. Planted at a density of 5,900 vines per
hectare, they yield 65 hectolitres per hectare, following green harvest and selection.
The soil is sandy to sandy-clay over limestone which offers the vines excellent drainage.
When the grapes have reached optimal maturity, they are hand-harvested in 15
kilogram baskets, to preserve the quality of the fruit.
Winemaking
The grapes were destemmed, carefully sorted and then lightly crushed, before being
cold soaked with skin contact. The must was fermented in temperature controlled
stainless steel tanks and was then maintained on its fine lees or "sur lie" for two months
with regular stirring, imparting a creamy texture and added complexity to the wine.
Tasting Note
A lively nose of grapefruit, nectarine and hints of almond blossom leads to a richly
textured palate, has superb length, balance and plenty of finesse. Bright and zesty on
the finish.
Grape
Malagouzia 100%
Winemaker: AngelosIatridis
Region: Macedonia
Subregion: Florina
Country: Greece
Alcohol: 13.5%

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