2019-10-02

Alpha Estate Syrah Merlot Xinomavro

Category
Red 
Grapes
60 % Syrah, 20 % Merlot, 20 % Xinomavro 
Appellation
Amynteo (OPAP) 
Producer
Country
Greece 
Region
Macédoine 
Size
750 ml 
Degree of alcohol
14 % 
Serving temperature
16-17 °C 
Available in these provinces
Québec, British Columbia, Alberta 
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  • Terroir
    Amyndeon plateau. Amyndeon viticulture zone. North-western Macedonia. "Hedgehog" sub-region. 700m altitude, with northern exposure, facing lake Petron and mount Voras. 69 ha of Linear, privately owned vineyard situated at an altitude of 620-710 m.
  • Vinification and maturation
    Destemming, no crushing, cold soak - skin contact, alcoholic fermentation at gradual increasing temperatures, maintenance of wine "sur lies" for eight months with regular stirring. Twelve months in French oak barrel medium grain, white toasting and twelve months in the bottle.
  • Features
    A powerful nose with floral, spicy and empyreumatic notes. Dominant aromas of cocoa, cherry, licorice, sweet spices and violet. This wine has a great acidity and tight tannins. In retro-olfaction, it evokes flavors of ripe black fruit, smoke, cocoa and spices. It offers an almost greasy mouth, ends in a lingering finish.
  • Food Pairings
    Perfect match with juicy red barbecued meats, spicy sausages, red baked peppers in olive oil, stew rabbit, light spicy fool body cheeses.
  • Terroir
    Amyndeon plateau. Amyndeon viticulture zone. North-western Macedonia. "Hedgehog" sub-region. 700m altitude, with northern exposure, facing lake Petron and mount Voras. 69 ha of Linear, privately owned vineyard situated at an altitude of 620-710 m.
  • Vinification and maturation
    Destemming, no crushing, cold soak - skin contact, alcoholic fermentation at gradual increasing temperatures, maintenance of wine "sur lies" for eight months with regular stirring. Twelve months in French oak barrel medium grain, white toasting and twelve months in the bottle.
  • Features
    A powerful nose with floral, spicy and empyreumatic notes. Dominant aromas of cocoa, cherry, licorice, sweet spices and violet. This wine has a great acidity and tight tannins. In retro-olfaction, it evokes flavors of ripe black fruit, smoke, cocoa and spices. It offers an almost greasy mouth, ends in a lingering finish.
  • Food Pairings
    Perfect match with juicy red barbecued meats, spicy sausages, red baked peppers in olive oil, stew rabbit, light spicy fool body cheeses.