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Axia Red

2012

Terroir

85ha of Linear, privately owned vineyard situated at an altitude of 620-710 m. Sandy - sandy clay soil of excellent drainage. Semi continental with important precipitations, many snowfalls during winters. Fresh, rather dry summers, with cool nights. Year-long Northwestern winds. Absence of spring frost.

Vinification

Destemming, light crushing, cold soak - skin contact, alcoholic fermentation at gradual increase temperatures, maintenance of wine “sur lie” for seven months with regular stirring. Twelve months in Allie oak casks medium to light toast and twelve fifteen months in bottle.

Features

Splendid, purple red color. Complex, typical bouquet of spices (vanilla, pepper, clove), with hints of ripe blackberry. Full mouth, with vanilla aroma, rounded tannins, balanced acidity and wood tones. Long aftertaste with intense quince aroma.

Details

Producer

Alpha Estate

Category

Red

Grapes

50% Xinomavro, 50% Syrah

Country / Region

Greece, Macédoine

Appellation

Florina (IGP)

Size

750 ml

Serving temperature

16-18ºC

Available in these provinces

  • Alberta
  • Manitoba

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