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Alpha Estate Syrah Merlot Xinomavro

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

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.

Details

Producer

Alpha Estate

Category

Red

Grapes

60 % Syrah, 20 % Merlot, 20 % Xinomavro

Appellation

Amynteo (OPAP)

Size

750 ml

Degree of alcohol

14,5 %

Serving temperature

16 à 17°C

Available in these provinces

  • Quebec
  • British Columbia

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