ALPHA ESTATE MALAGOUZIA Singe Vineyard "TURTLES" White, Regional Wine of Florina


Variety Composition: Malagouzia 100%.

Location: “Turtles” sub-region. 670m altitude, with northwestern exposure, facing mount Voras.

Region: Amyndeon plateau. Amyndeon viticulture zone.

Vineyard: 69ha of Linear, privately owned vineyard.

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. Yearlong Northwestern winds. Absence of spring frost. Cool year with relatively high temperatures during the period of maturation. Possessed shiny days before the harvest gave an excellent sugar maturity of the grapes while the cool nights by the end of August played an important role to the crispy acidity and complex aromatic intensity.

Harvest: September 14th 2010.

Yield: 7.600 kg / ha.

Vinification Method: Skin contact, controlled alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks with cooling jackets, maintenance of wine „‟sur lies‟‟ for two months with regular stirring.

Analytical Data: Alcohol: 13% vol., Total acidity: 6,3 g/l.,

Residual sugar: 2.5 g/l., pH: 3,4.

Tasting Characteristics: Brilliantly, light yellow in color with greenish tints. Strong and lively nose, typical of the variety, suggesting white flowers, citrus fruits and hints of botanic aromas. Round and mellow on the palate, well balanced with plenty of finesse and superb length.

Agronomist-Viticulture Experts: Dr Stefanos Koundouras.

Vine Grower: Makis Mavridis.

Wine Maker: Angelos Iatridis.





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