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ALPHA ESTATE OMEGA

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 with strict grape selection, that have achieved optimum ripening status.

Vinification Method: Controlled alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks with cooling jackets, maintenance of wine “sur lie” for nine months with regular stirring.

Ageing: Twelve months in Allie - Bertrange oak casks medium toast and a further twelve months in the bottle.

Tasting Characteristics: Allowing the fruit to stay on the vine and dehydrate intensifies aromas and flavours to the point of perfection. Is a full flavoured wine exhibiting rose-petals, pear and apricot character, and the spicy floral aromas characteristic of the Gewurztraminer grape. The residual sugar is well balanced by acidity, so that the overall effect is refreshing, neither cloying nor tart. This wine has a pleasant, long finish. Our Late Harvest Omega is superb served all by itself, or excellent with a wide variety of fruity desserts. I am particularly fond of this wine with pate at the commencement of the meal, or just with fruit at the meal’s end. Drink between now and 2017.

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VARIETY COMPOSITION

  • Gewürztraminer 85%, Malagouzia 15%

LOCATION

  • “Horses” single vineyard, at an altitude of 690 meters, with Northwest orientation, facing 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