Alpha Estate - Red (Old Vintage) 2012
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Dry, Still, Red, Merlot, Syrah, Xinomavro, Ages well, 14.5% alc.
A wine that captures the beautiful harmony of the varieties involved in the blend, with the "scientific" approach to red winemaking, from which it arises. A tag-school in red wine, which "kaparose" quickly established itself among the most popular Greek red wines in the domestic but also in overseas market.
The beautiful vineyards Alpha Amyntaio, spicy Syrah met unruly local Xinomavro. To avoid extremes ... in such an explosive combination, came and Merlot to round the corners ... with the familiar touch of velvet. All this happens in every bottle label Alpha Estate Red, one of the leading Greek red wines that are very popular in the Greek market and simultaneously represent worthily the Greek international wine competitions and the largest exhibitions in the world. Select to compliment the finest food eaters, either at home or at the restaurant. And if we manage to resist the temptation to keep it for further aging ... you deserve congratulations! ...
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|Producer's Description|| Varietal Composition: b> Syrah 60%, Merlot 20%, Xinomavro 20%
Location: b>'''' Vineyards, wine zone Amynteon
Vineyard: b> Linear vineyard owned 650 acres at an altitude of 620-710 meters
Territory: b> Sandy - sandy clay soil with excellent drainage
Climate: b> Semi continental with significant snowfall and hot, dry summers with cool nights. Frequent Northwestern winds Absence of spring frost
Performance: b> 390-550 kg / ha
Vinification: b> Apovostrychosi, no struts, kryoekchylisi in a controlled environment, to classified fermentation temperatures, maintenance of wine for three months on lees with regular stirring
Aging: b> Twelve (12), months in French oak barrels for three months and ten (13), months in bottle. Not filtered before bottling
Tasting notes: b> Bright, deep ruby color with violet hues. Intense and complex bouquet, earthy, with notes of red fruits, dried plum and pepper. Taste generous, velvety, round, balanced, full bodied, with notes of vanilla, wood and mocha. At the finish, the red KTHMA ALFA characterized by the balance of flavor and distinctive tanikotita, his long residence in the fragrance dominated by toffee. An excellent wine aging
Tasty Harmony: b> At room temperature is the ideal companion for rich dishes. Red meats, roasts or rich sauces, sweet or spicy, hairy hunting, meat pies, and cheeses like gruyere with Crete Batzo or gruyere sachanaki, Basket Lemnos, feta, cream cheese, Brie, Pyrenees. Recommended to decant the special carafe.
|Intl Grape Variety||Merlot, Syrah|
|Greek Grape Variety||Xinomavro|
|Quality category||Φλώρινας ΠΓΕ|
|When to Drink||Ages well|
|Taste Character||Red dense with great complexity|
|Excellent match with||Αγριογούρουνο ψητό, κρέας με πικάντικη κόκκινη σάλτσα, φιλέτο μοσχαρίσιο με μανιτάρια|
|Good match with||Meat Beef Cooked White, Meat Spicy, Κυνήγι Ψητό Σχάρας|
|Awards|| ALPHA ESTATE RED 2005 B>
* TROPHY,'' BEST GREEK RED WINE'' 2008, DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS
* BRONZE MEDAL 2008, INTERNATIONAL WINE AND SPIRITS COMPETITION
* TROPHEE CITADELLES, 2008 LES CITADELLES DU VIN
ALPHA ESTATE RED 2007 B>
* 91/100 Robert Parker
ALPHA ESTATE RED 2008 B>
* REGIONAL TROPHY, DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS
* 92/100 Robert Parker