Type: White P.G.I. Florina
Varietal Composition: Gewürztraminer 85%, Malagouzia 15%.
Ageing: Twelve months in Allie-Bert range oak casks medium toast and a further twelve months in the bottle.
Analytical Data: Alcohol: 14% vol., Total acidity: 5,8 g/l, Residual sugar: 100,5 g/l, pH: 3,33
Tasting Characteristics: Allowing the fruit to stay on the vine and dehydrate intensifies aromas and flavours to the point of perfection. Is a full flavoured wine exhibiting rose-petals, pear and apricot character, and the spicy floral aromas characteristic of the Gewurztraminer grape. The residual sugar is well balanced by acidity, so that the overall effect is refreshing, neither cloying nor tart. This wine has a pleasant, long finish. Late Harvest Omega is superb served all by itself, or excellent with a wide variety of fruity desserts.
ALPHA ESTATE is situated in the “AMPELIA” region, in the heart of the Amyndeon district, an area of VQPRD wines in the northern part of Greece. Two factors contribute to the special character of ALPHA ESTATE grapes: meso-climate and soil. Moderate temperatures and heavy winter rains create ideal conditions for the grapes to ripen whilstoor soils with good drainage create a mild water deficit for the vines, resulting in small berries with intense red colour and concentrated flavours and aromas.
The privately owned vineyard of the estate is situated on a plateau at an altitude of 620-710 m with a northwest exposure, covering a total area of 65 hectares. The local climate is characterized by cold winters with sufficient rainfall and snow to provide the vines with the necessary water supplies to endure the relatively dry summer. Additionally, two neighbouring lakes contribute to the existence of a mild semi-continental climate perfect for the cultivation of both foreign and indigenous red and white grape varieties.
Alpha Estate’s vineyards produce the following grape varieties: Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer, Malagouzia, Pinot Noir, Negro Amaro, Montepulciano, Tannat, Barbera, Mavrodaphne, Merlot, Syrah and Xinomavro.