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ALPHA ESTATE XINOMAVRO SINGLE VINEYARD “HEDGEHOG”

by ALPHA ESTATE

WINES

Amyndeon A.O.C.

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, alcoholic fermentation at gradual increasing temperatures, maintenance of wine ‘’sur lies’’ for eight months with regular stirring.

Ageing: Nine months in French oak casks medium grain and white toast and fourteen months in the bottle.

Tasting Characteristics: Splendid, purple red color. Complex, typical bouquet of leather and spices (vanilla, pepper, clove), with hints of ripe blackberry. Full mouth, rounded tannins, balanced acidity and wood tones. Long aftertaste with intense quince aroma.

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COMPOSITION

  • Xinomavro 100%

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