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Alpha Estate 'Omega' Late Harvest Xinomavro

Fascinating sweet red, made by retaining residual sweetness from really ripe grapes. The wine is partially fermented and kept on its lees for 24 months. This is not easy. Thereafter the unfiltered wine is kept in new oak for 10 years! The mid-purple colour looks almost like 2 year old wine! Lovely aromatic scented grapes with hints of vanilla and scented flowers. Incredible clean and complex prune, walnut and damson plums, wrapped in caramel spun sugar. Made for chocolate, rich puddings, baklava or cheese.

Type: Sweet Red
Varietal Composition: 100% Xinomavro
Region: PGI Florina, Amyndeon, Macedonia
Winemaking: Destemming, no crushing, picking up just the free flow juice. Cold soak, skin contact. Alcoholic fermentation under controlled conditions in rotating fermenters at gradually increasing temperatures. Fermentation is finished in new oak. Maintenance sur lie for twenty four months with regular stirring. 10 years in new Jupille oak barriques with light toast. No treatment of filtration before bottling.

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 is located in Amyndeon, an appellation in Macedonia, northern Greece, which is 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, 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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