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ALPHA ESTATE ONE

by ALPHA ESTATE

WINES

Climate: Semi continental with important precipitations, many snowfalls during winters. Fresh, rather dry summers, with cool nights. Year long Northwestern winds. Absence of spring frost.

Harvest: Manual harvesting in small picking boxes.

Vinification Method: Destemming, no crushing, cold soak - skin contact under controlled conditions, alcoholic fermentation at gradual increase temperatures, maintenance of wine “sur lie” for eight months with regular stirring.

Ageing: Eighteen months in Allie - Bertrange at 200% (9+9) new oak casks medium toast. Νo treatment or filtration before bottling and eighteen months in bottles.

Tasting Characteristics: Fine, rich, intense. Some black crystalline fruit, spices, cassis. Quite complex, very long. Develops in mouth very good.

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VARIETY COMPOSITION

  • The winemaker’s choice. The best block of the vineyard and just 17 barrels of each harvest where the winemaker selects to present the absolute expression and dynamic of the Amyndeon viticulture zone.

LOCATION

  • “Hedgehog” sub-region. 690m altitude, with northern exposure, facing Petron lake and mount Voras

REGION

  • Amyndeon plateau. Amyndeon viticulture zone

VINEYARD

  • 69ha of Linear, privately owned vineyard situated at an altitude of 620-710 m

SOIL

  • Sandy – sandy clay soil of excellent drainage