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ALPHA ESTATE SYRAH

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 lies” for eight months with regular stirring.

Ageing: Nine in French, fine grain, medium toast oak casks and fifteen months in the bottle.

Analytical Data: Alcohol: 14% vol., Total acidity: 6,4 g/l., Residual sugar: 2,7 g/l., pH: 3,37

Tasting Characteristics: Bright, deep ruby color. It has beautiful Syrah fruit silky and ripe. Rich and intricate bouquet, earthy, dominated by leather and cherry brandy aromas, with peppery and plumy background. Generous, full bodied, chewy, robust wine with a velvety taste. Vanilla, wood, mocha and toffee hints. Slightly tannic finish with long persistence of aromas. Its potential complexity is under continues development.

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VARIETY COMPOSITION

  • Syrah 100%

LOCATION

  • “Turtles” sub-region. 660m altitude, with northwestern exposure, 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