Type: White P.G.I. Florina
Varietal Composition: Sauvignon Blanc 100%.
Region: Amyndeon, North Greece.
Vineyard: 69ha of Linear, privately owned vineyard situated at an altitude of 620-710 m.
Soil: Sandy - sandy clay soil of excellent drainage.
Harvest: Manual harvesting in small picking boxes.
Vinification Method & Maturation: Skin contact under inert atmosphere at low temperature, controlled alcoholic fermentation in fine grain, medium toast Vosges oak barrique casks with regular stirring. Maximum 7 months following vinification in the same oak casks.
Tasting Characteristics: Brilliant light yellow color with greenish hints. Intense and rich nose, typical of the variety, with citrus, passion fruit, honeydew and hints of oak. Full mouth, creamy, with excellent balance, freshness and finesse. Persistent after taste
aromas with long finish.
Harmony: White meats in rich creamy sauces by themselves or with pasta, smoked fishes, raw shell fish and crustaceans. Fish platters, grilled fishes.
Best served: at 12,5 C. (54.5 F)
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.