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Alpha Estate, Single Vineyard Hedgehog, Amyndeo, Rose

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Alpha Estate, Single Vineyard Hedgehog, Amyndeo, Rosé 2019A pale coloured, dry rosé with an aromatic bouquet of rose petals and strawberries complemented by mineral and fennel tones with just a hint...

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Alpha Estate, Single Vineyard Hedgehog, Amyndeo, Rosé 2019

A pale coloured, dry rosé with an aromatic bouquet of rose petals and strawberries complemented by mineral and fennel tones with just a hint of liquorice.

Producer Note - Alpha Estate is located in Amyndeo, North West Greece. It is the brainchild of two visionaries, second generation vine grower Makis Mavridis and Bordeaux trained wine maker Angelos Iatrides. Angelos is one of the most talented winemakers working in Europe. This pristine estate in the cool highlands of Western Macedonia comprises 120 hectares of privately owned single block vineyards and employs the most up to date vineyard techniques and winemaking technology to produce world class wines from French and indigenous Greek varietals.

Vineyard - Xinomavro (pronounced Ksee-NOH-mav-roe) is a native variety found in northern Greece. The vines are grown in a single vineyard in the 'Hedgehog' subregion, of the Amyndeon plateau. It is situated at an altitude of 690 metres, with a northern orientation facing Lake Petron and Voras Mountain. The influences from the mountain and the lake contribute to the unique microclimate. The vines are planted at a density of 3,700 vines per hectare and yield 36.5 hectolitres per hectare, post a green harvest and careful selection. The soils are sandy and sandy-clay over limestone, which offer excellent drainage. Precise cultivation takes place in the vineyard with a Regulated Deficit Irrigation (RDI) system in place. The grapes are certified as sustainably cultivated and are manually harvested.

Winemaking - The single vineyard grapes were destemmed, optically sorted and lightly crushed. A cold soak took place at 8°C for two hours followed by fermentation with selected yeasts at gradually increasing temperatures. The wine was maintained 'sur lie' or on its fine lees for three months with regular stirring to impart texture and complexity to the wine. Produced by the saignée method.

Tasting Note - A pale and lively pink coloured rosé with an aromatic and fresh bouquet of peach and strawberry, layered with rose petals, spice and mineral notes. Crisp with a creamy, fruity palate through to a long finish.

Grape Xinomavro 100%

Winemaker: Angelos Iatridis & Makis Mavridis

Region: Macedonia

Sub region: Amyndeo

Country: Greece

Alcohol: 13%

Dry/Sweetvalue: 1 (1 is dry, 7 is very sweet)

Residual Sugar: 1.9

Contains Sulphites: Yes

Vegetarian/Vegan: Yes/Yes

Milk/Eggs: No/No

Organic/Biodynamic No/No

Can you explain your shipping charges?

We charge the amount the courier charges us to deliver the wines. In the majority of cases this is £10.00 for a dozen wines. For local delivery we charge £5.00 as we can often do this ourselves, by local we mean Milton Keynes.

Couriers charge by weight and size and a case of wines is both heavy and bulky and so the costs are fairly high. The charges are the same if you are buying 1 bottle or 6 bottles but they change if you go over 6 bottles due the the excess weight and size. Couriers also charge a fee to cover fuel excess and this all goes towards the total cost not to mention the 20% VAT to be added to everything.

Currently if someone orders a dozen wines they are charged £10.00 but if they order 24 bottles the charge is the same!

If you wish to have your wines shipped to other countries the costs are extreemly high and often not worth paying for. The cost for example to ship to the USA for a dozen wines would be £100.00 for the shipping alone! Therefore we have taken the decision not to ship any wines outside of the UK.

 

What is your minimum order?

The minimum order is 1 bottle! I prefer it if people order more and you get better value with the delivery if you do this too!

 

What if I want to send wine as a gift?

No problem, we will send to your preferred address and even include a card free of charge!

We have two kinds of cards a blank one and a Thank you one. However if you want a Valentines one or a birthday card or anyother type of card please let us know. We will write your personal greeting and even include the soppy stuff. We don't charge for the cards as its our way of thanking you for choosing us to send a gift to your loved one. 

 

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I may be able to take a little off the price if you ask nicely and there is a large enough order. Please do not ask for a discount on any orders under 12 bottles.  Email me with your requirements and I will let you know if I can do anything. However the best way to get a discount is to sign up for the newsletter as there is often special offers given away to newsletter subscribers.

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Alpha Estate, Single Vineyard Hedgehog, Amyndeo, Rose

£18.50 £18.00