Ktima Alpha Xinomavro Reserve Old Vines 2016
Alpha Estate is located in Amyndeon, North West Greece. It is the brainchild of two visionaries, 2nd 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 employs the most up to date vineyard techniques and winemaking technology to produce world class wines from French and indigenous Greek varietals.
Destemming, no crushing, cold soak - skin contact, alcoholic fermentation at gradual increasing temperatures, maintenance of wine sur lies for eight months with regular stirring. Eighteen to twenty four months in Allier - Bertrange French oak casks medium grain, white toast and eighteen to twenty four months in the bottle.
The density of plantation is 3900 vines/ha and the yields do not exceed 4000 kg of grapes per hectare (250hl/ha). In order to avoid extreme water deficits during summer, "root zone drying irrigation" is applied to assure the optimum conditions for the maturation of grapes. As the vines became old enough green harvest procedure is applied on the third or forth year of each variety.
Bright dark ruby color. Complex nose with typical bouquet of sundried tomatoes, smoky black fruits, strawberries, dark cherries, liquorice and spices. Full body, with rich fruit depth, blackberries, plums, herbaceous hints and oak on the back. Solid, velvety tannins and long aftertaste with persistent aromas.
Everyday Serving Suggestion
A perfect match with juicy red barbecued meats, roasted lamb, goat, spicy sausage and red peppers baked in olive oil.
Country / Region / Appellation
GR / Macedonia / Amyndeo PDO