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ALPHA ESTATE SAUVIGNON BLANC FUME

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. Relatively cool year with absence of high temperatures during the growth period, resulting in a satisfactory long growth circle. These conditions, with sacrifice in quantity resulted in a high quality output, justifying the efforts undertaken in this difficult, but challenging year. The special advantages of the vineyards terroir, in such challenging years justify our selection of the vineyard location.

Harvest: Manual harvesting in small picking boxes.

Vinification Method: Skin contact for 16 hours, controlled alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks with cooling jackets, maintenance of wine ‘’sur lies’’ for four months with regular stirring.

Analytical Data: Alcohol: 13% vol., Total acidity: 6,1 g/l., Residual sugar: 3,3 g/l., pH: 3,4.

Tasting Characteristics: Brilliantly, light yellow in color with greenish tints. Strong and lively nose, typical Sauvignon Blanc, suggesting gooseberry, passion fruits, melon, litchi with a note of honeysuckle. Round and mellow on the palate, fat but balanced, high in alcohol with plenty of finesse, well structured, reminding the nose aromas with a hint of rosemary. A richly textured wine with superb length and balance. A classy wine with long finish and persistent aromas.

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VARIETY COMPOSITION

  • Sauvignon Blanc 100%

LOCATION

  • “Children’s” & “Alpheta” sub-regions

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