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Alpha Estate SMX Blend 阿爾法庄園 3號紅酒

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Syrah 60%, Xinomavro 20%, Merlot 20%.

Region / Location / Vineyard / Soil: Amyndeon plateau. Amyndeon viticulture zone. North-western Macedonia. “Children’s” & “Horses” sub-regions. 69ha of linear privately owned vineyard. Altitude of 620-710 m. Sandy - sandy clay soil of excellent drainage over thin limestone layer.

Rating: 90 points. Robert Parker. The Wine Advocate

Alpha Estate is one of Greece's most renowned wineries and  is located at the northwest part of Greece, the Amyndeon, Florina region. The 2012 Xinomavro Reserve Vielles Vignes is the newest release in this brand. Sourced from 91-year-old vines at 620 to 710 meters in altitude, this was aged for twenty-four months in new French oak, light to medium toast.

Tasting NotesDeep ruby color with purple hints. Powerful, pungent aromas of sweet cherry, candied plum and toasty vanillin oak. Full bodied and deep in dark fruit flavors, with a peppery and strong oak spicy accents background. The solid tannins build through the finish but there is plenty of supporting depth of fruit here, not to mention a bright acid lift on the back that adds energy. A ‘’Vin de Garde’’ with a great future.

Coming in at 13% alcohol, it was tank-fermented and bottled on November 11, 2013. Tasted somewhat more than 90 days later, it was showing quite well, projecting nice viscosity in its youth. The lovely aromatics and flavors I’ve come to expect were on display, too: oranges, muted and perhaps cut by some hints of pear. Showing good density for this grape (winemaker Angelo Iatridis said the “nice body” was notable in the vintage) and continuing to flesh out in the glass, it finishes lightly, but nicely, with all its parts, including acidity, well-integrated. It also finishes with delicious bursts of fruit. 

阿爾法庄園位於希臘西北部嘅Amyndeon。佢系兩位有遠見嘅人嘅心血結晶,第二代葡萄種植者Makis Mavridis和受過波爾多培訓嘅葡萄酒制造商Angelos Iatrides。Angelos系喺歐洲工作嘅最有才華嘅釀酒師之一。呢個位於西馬其頓涼爽高地嘅原始庄園由120公頃嘅私人單塊葡萄園組成,采用了最先進嘅葡萄園技術和釀酒技術,用法國和希臘本土品種生產出世界級嘅葡萄酒。