Wednesday, 12 December 2007

TN : Alpha Estate 2004, Red, Regional Wine of Macedonia

This wine is a blend of the native grape Xinomavro with the international Syrah and Merlot.

The Grapegrower was Makis Mavridis and the winemaker was Angelos Iatridis. Alpha is the first letter of the Greek alphabet. The choice of this name came from the initial letter of Amyndeon, the geographical location of the estate's vineyards and to additionally declare a quality term in the every day Greek spoken language.

The 33 ha vineyard was planted in the Amyndeon region in the late 1990s.

Alpha Estate is situated in the Ampelia location, meaning vines, in the heart of the Amyndeon region, an area of VQPRD wines in the northern part of Greece.

The 33 ha vineyard was planted in the Amyndeon region in the late 1990s. It is situated on a plateau at an altitude of 620-710 m with a northwest exposure, covering a total area of 33 ha . The local climate is characterized by cold winters with sufficient rainfall and snow, which provide the vines with the necessary water supplies to endure the relatively dry summer. Additionally, two neighbouring lakes contribute to the existence of a mild semi-continental climate, favoring the cultivation of foreign and indigenous, red and white grape varieties.

The sandy-clay texture of the soil, assuring an ideal drainage of the rain water, the favorable climatic conditions during maturation and harvest periods and finally the appropriate viticultural practices contribute to a complete fruit ripening thus offering the possibility of producing wines of exquisite quality and rich aromas. The density of plantation is 3900 vines per hectare and the yields do not exceed 4200 kg of grapes per hectare. In order to avoid extreme water stress during summer, regulated deficit irrigation is applied to assure the optimum maturation of grapes.

Alpha Estate is a member of the Wine Producers Association of the Vineyards of North Greece.

This was bottle number 067757.

Colour : Red/cassis

Aroma : Herbs, red fruits, violets, blueberry

Taste : Thin mouthfeel, acidic finish, smooth tannins, red fruits, herbs, slight oak

Alcohol : 14%

Price : 189 SEK

Mark : C+

Website : Alpha Estate


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