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ALPHA ESTATE TANNAT

by ALPHA ESTATE

WINES

Tasting Characteristics: Deep red colour with indigo highlights. Intense and complex bouquet, dominated by spices and dried red fruit. Gratuitous flavor, exceptional structure, full, with delicate vanilla and wood elements. Its finished is characterised by balanced flavor, mature tanines and long-lasting scent. An excellent aged wine.

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.

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.

 

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VARIETY COMPOSITION

  • Tannat 95%, Xinomavro 5%

LOCATION

  • “Hedgehog”, 690m altitude, με βόρειο προσανατολισμό, with northern exposure, facing Petron lake and mount Voras

REGION

  • Amyndeon viticulture zone