Alpha Estate

2019 Single Vineyard Hedgehog Xinomavro

£22.40 per bottle

£23.80 per bottle

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Alpha Estate is located in Amyndeo, a region of Northwest Greece, which hugs the country’s border with North Macedonia. This pristine estate in the cool highlands of Western Macedonia comprises 120 hectares of single block vineyards and uses the most up-to-date vineyard techniques and wine-making technology – and produces world-class wines as a result. The Xinomavro grapes for this wine are grown in the sub-region known as ‘Hedgehog’ which is located 690 metres above sealevel and faces Lake Petron and Mount Voras. This vineyard is located on rather steep slopes, so all the grapes are harvested by hand. The wine is aged ‘sur lie’ for a period of eight months postfermentation and then matured in oak barrels for twelve months, followed by maturation in bottle for a further year prior to release.

This is a wonderful example of Xinomavro with its complex bouquet of red berry fruit, leather, pepper, clove, and vanilla spice, which are typical characteristics of the variety. On the palate, dark chocolate and savoury, earthy notes combine with rounded tannins and well-integrated oak. There is also a touch of quince jelly ripeness to the finish, making this a great match for Charcuterie and Cheeseboards with a Mediterranean (in
particular Spanish) theme.

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