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Alpha Estate Amyndeon PDO Xinomavro Single Vineyard 'Hedgehog'

Amazing bouquet of wild leafy strawberries and redcurrants. Very light brick red colour. Eyes shut and you think of ripe pinot noir! The aromas are really varied and complex. Leaf, toast, damson plums. It's a wine that keeps changing. On the palate there is plenty of brazen crisp acidity to support the stunningly original fruit compote that is served up. The oak and tannin are sitting in the background. A very singular expression of Xinomavro that should be served with game and strongly flavoured red meat dishes.
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Type: Dry Red
Varietal Composition: Xinomavro 100%
Region: PDO Amyndeon, Macedonia
Vinification: Nine months in French oak casks medium grain and white toast and fourteen months in the bottle.

Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans

Alpha Estate, Amyndeon, Macedonia

Alpha Estate was founded in 1997 by viticulturist Makis Mavridis and oenologist Angelos Iatridis, with the aim of producing world-class wines from estate-grown grapes. The Estate was located in Amyndeon, an appellation in Macedonia recognised for its unique terroir and the quality of its wines. At an altitude of 620-710m, it is one of the coolest regions of Greece where considerable rainfall and winter snow provide vines with the necessary water to endure relatively dry summers. Additionally, two neighbouring lakes moderate the local climate, allowing the grapes to ripen slowly, in mild conditions. Poor soils with good drainage create a slight water deficit for the vines, resulting in small berries with intense colour and concentrated flavours and aromas. The 75 hectares of vineyards at Alpha Estate are entirely privately owned, a rarity in Greece, ensuring complete control of the vineyards, which are cultivated sustainably and with an absolute focus on quality. The vineyards include a very special, ungrafted, Xinomavro parcel planted in 1919, along with new plantings (from 1995 onwards) of both indigenous and international varieties, including Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer, Malagouzia, Pinot Noir, Negro Amaro, Montepulciano, Tannat, Barbera, Mavrodaphne, Merlot, Syrah, and Xinomavro.

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