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Alpha Estate Chardonnay, Single Block 'Troumpa'

Gorgeous scents of vanilla, spring flowers and toasted nuts. A real top Burgundian lookalike, structure with grip from the oak giving a sinewy backbone to the citrus peel and stone fruit core. This is very subtle wine. The balance between oak, fruit and acidity is exceptional. Perhaps most noteworthy is the perfect weight, not too heavy but with plenty of concentration and complexity. The finish is persistent and beautifully clean. Perfect with a wide range of fish and meat that calls for flavour and subtlety. You could keep this for another 18 months if you'd like more evolution. Outstanding!
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Type: Dry White
Varietal Composition: Chardonnay 100%
Region: PGI Florina, Amyndeon, North Greece
Vinification: Skin contact under inert atmosphere at low temperature, controlled alcoholic fermentation by indigenous flora isolated from the specific block, in fine grain, white toasted Tronçais oak barrique casks with regular stirring on fine lees for 7 months. Maximum 7 months following vinification in the same oak casks.

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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