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Alpha Estate Rosé Xinomavro

Xinomavro is the second most widely planted red variety in Greece. Its literal translation is 'Acid black' referring to the marvellous natural acidity that the grape carries. Ideal for fresh rosés. Plenty of scented rose petals interspersed with subtle aniseed. Lovely ripe wild strawberry and raspberry fruit with more rose and scented flowers in the background. This is a nice rich style of rosé, perfect for drinking as an aperitif, but would go well with almost any food. So great for parties!
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Type: Dry Rose
Varietal Composition: Xinomavro 100%
Region: PDO Amyndeon, Macedonia
Vinification: Destemming, no crushing. Cold soak at 5°C for 12 hours and fermentation at gradually increasing temperatures, offering aromatic complexity to the wine. Post maceration with steering the lies for two months.

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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