Ktima Alpha Estate Xymomavro Hedgehog Single Vineyard 2011
Alpha Estate is located in Amyndeon, North West Greece. It is the brainchild of two visionaries, 2nd generation vine grower Makis Mavridis and Bordeaux trained wine maker Angelos Iatrides. Angelos is one of the most talented winemakers working in Europe. This pristine estate in the cool highlands of Western Macedonia employs the most up to date vineyard techniques and winemaking technology to produce world class wines from French and indigenous Greek varietals.
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.
The density of plantation is 3900 vines/ha and the yields do not exceed 4000 kg of grapes per hectare (250hl/ha). In order to avoid extreme water deficits during summer, "root zone drying irrigation" is applied to assure the optimum conditions for the maturation of grapes. As the vines became old enough green harvest procedure is applied on the third or forth year of each variety.
Bright purple-red color. Complex, typical bouquet of small berries red fruits, leather and spices (vanilla, pepper, clove), with hints of ripe blackberry. Full mouth, rounded tannins, balanced acidity and well integrated wood tones.
Everyday Serving Suggestion
Perfect match with juicy red barbecued meats, roasted lamb, goat, spicy sausages, red baked peppers in olive oil and rabbit stew.
Country / Region / Appellation
GR / Macedonia / Amyndeo PDO