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Alpha Estate Syrah Single Vineyard 'Turtles'

Reminiscent of great Syrahs grown in the Northern Rhone. Aromas of violets, woodland herbs and dark blue fruit like mulberries and tayberries. There is real amplitude to this richly scented red. You will be amazed by the layers of refreshing acidity that wash through this Syrah, keeping its flavours fresh and vibrant. The flavours are led by a symphony of black cherries, blueberries and more. There are touches of leather and vanilla spice. There are plenty of lip-smacking tannins, but they are oh, o soft that they add to the multi-layered structure of the wine. The wine has a long complex finish. Built to age, you should decant it for short term enjoyment.
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Type: Dry Red
Varietal Composition: Syrah 100%
Region: PGI Florina, Amyndeon, Macedonia
Ageing: Nine in French, fine grain, medium toast oak casks and fifteen 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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