ALPHA ESTATE Red, Regional Wine of Florina

 


Variety Composition: Syrah 60%, Xinomavro 20%, Merlot 20%.

Location: “Children’s” & “Horses” sub-regions.

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: 4.300 kg / ha, post to green harvest & selection.

Density of Plantation: 3.900 shoots / ha.

Vinification Method: Destemming, no crushing, cold soak– skin contact under controlled
conditions, alcoholic fermentation at gradual increase temperatures, maintenance of wine “sur lie” for eight months with regular stirring.

Ageing: Thirteen months in Allie - Bertrange oak casks medium - light toast. No treatment or filtration before bottling, and twelve months in bottles.

Analytical Data: Alcohol: 14,5% vol., Total acidity: 6,2 g/l., Residual sugar: 3,3 g/l., pH: 3,53.
Tasting Characteristics: Deep ruby color with purple hints. Powerful, pungent aromas
of sweet cherry, candied plum and toasty vanillin oak. Full bodied and deep in dark fruit flavors, with a peppery and strong oak spicy accents background. The solid tannins build through the finish but there is plenty of supporting depth of fruit here, not to mention a bright acid lift on the back that adds energy. A vin de Garde with a great future.

Agronomist-Viticulture Experts: Dr Stefanos Koundouras.

Vine Grower: Makis Mavridis.

Wine Maker: Angelos Iatridis.

 

 

 

 

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