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Alpha Estate Xinomavro Reserve Vieilles Vignes Single Block Barba Yannis 2015

The Alpha Estate Xinomavro Reserve Vieilles Vignes Single Block Barba Yannis is named in honour of Mr Yannis, from whom the block was purchased in 1994. The vineyard is located in Amyndeo, in the region of Macedonia and the vines are un-grafted, pre-phylloxera bush vines which are over 90 years old. After vinification the wine was maintained on its fine lees ("sur lie") for eighteen months with regular stirring. The wine matured in French oak for 24 months before being bottled without fining or filtration and then spent a further 12 months ageing in the bottle before release. A complex and typical Xinomavro (pronounced Ksee no' ma vro), showing aromas of smoky black fruits, strawberries, dark cherries, liquorice, sundried tomatoes, and delicate spice. Full bodied and structured on the palate, with a rich depth of fruit, concentrated savoury notes and a touch of oak. The velvety tannins lead through to a persistent and aromatic finish.

 

Wine File
Producer:
Alpha Estate
Country:
Greece
Region:
Macedonia
Sub Region:
Amyndeo
Style:
Red Wine
Primary Grape(s):
Other Varieties
Bottle Size:
75cl
Alcohol:
13.5%
Closure:
Diam Cork
Vegetarian:
Yes
Contains Sulphites:
Yes
Units Per Bottle:
10.13
£21.95
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The Producer Alpha Estate | Amyndeo, Greece

Alpha Estate Vineyards and Winery in Amyndeo, Greece

Alpha Estate is located in Amyndeon, North West Greece. It is the brainchild of two visionaries, second generation vine grower Makis Mavridis and Bordeaux trained wine maker Angelos Iatrides. Angelos is one of the most talented winemakers working...

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Robert Parker 2019

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