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Alpha Estate, Axia, Florina, Xinomavro Syrah 2017 (1x75cl)

Country: Greece
Region: Macedonia
Grape Variety: Syrah | Xinomavro
Bottle Size: 75cl
ABV: 14.0%
Availability:1 in stock for same working day dispatch when ordered by 12pm
Further stock available in 5-10 days
Product Code: GRMA0012B17S
£14.70

Awarded 16 points (of 20) on Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages (www.JancisRobinson.com) - reviewer Julia Harding MW - in June 2021 (see blue link below).

Alpha Estate, Axia, Florina, Xinomavro Syrah 2017 - jancisrobinson.com June 2021 review

Alpha Estate is situated in the Ampelia region, in the heart of the Amyndeon district, an area of VQPRD wines in the northern part of Greece. Two factors contribute to the special character of Alpha Estate grapes: meso-climate and soil. Moderate temperatures and heavy winter rains create ideal conditions for the grapes to ripen, whilst our soils with good drainage create a mild water deficit for the vines, resulting in small berries with intense red colour and concentrated flavours and aromas.

The privately owned vineyard of the estate is situated on a plateau at an altitude of 620-710m with a northwest exposure, covering a total area of 65 hectares. The local climate is characterized by cold winters with sufficient rainfall and snow to provide the vines with the necessary water supplies to endure the relatively dry summer. Additionally, two neighbouring lakes contribute to the existence of a mild semi-continental climate perfect for the cultivation of both foreign and indigenous red and white grape varieties.

Syrah 50% and Xinomavro 50%.

A full bodied and concentrated red with complex aromas of ripe blackberry, spice, vanilla, clove and cracked pepper. Rich, dark fruit flavours, quince and vanilla overtones are complemented by natural freshness from its cool climate origins.