ALPHA ESTATE ROSÉ, Regional Wine of Florina

 

Varietal Composition: Xinomavro 50%, Syrah 50%.

Location: “Turtles” & “Hedgehog” sub-regions. “Turtles” sub-region is located at an
altitude of 660 meters, with northwestern orientation, facing Voras mountain, while
“Hedgehog” sub-region is located at an altitude of 690 meters, with northern orientation,
facing Petron lake and Voras mountain.

Region: Amyndeon plateau. Amyndeon viticulture zone.

Vineyard: 69ha of Linear, privately owned vineyard situated at an altitude of 620-710 m.

Soil: Sandy - sandy clay soil of excellent drainage.

Climate: Semi continental with important precipitations, many snowfalls during winters.
Fresh, rather dry summers, with cool nights. Year long Northwestern winds. Absence of
spring frost.

Harvest: Manual harvesting in small picking boxes.

Yield: 4250 kg / ha, for the 2009 harvest, post to green harvest & selection.

Density of Plantation: 3.900 shoots / ha.

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.

Analytical Data: Alcohol: 13,5% vol., Total acidity: 5,1 g/l., Residual sugar: 3 g/l.,

pH: 3,6.

Tasting Characteristics: Bright rose color, with saumon hints. Fruity nose with rich
expression. Well balanced mouth, quite full, fat but balanced, with long aftertaste.

Agronomist-Viticulture Experts: Dr Stefanos Koundouras.

Vine Grower: Makis Mavridis.

Wine Maker: Angelos Iatridis.

 

 

 

 

 

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