Alpha Estate Xinomavro Reserve Vieilles Vignes 2012 阿爾法庄園 阿美特昂干紅葡萄酒
Alpha Estate Xinomavro Reserve Vieilles Vignes 2012 阿爾法庄園 阿美特昂干紅葡萄酒
Alpha Estate Xinomavro Reserve Vieilles Vignes 2012 阿爾法庄園 阿美特昂干紅葡萄酒

Alpha Estate Xinomavro Reserve Vieilles Vignes 2012 阿爾法庄園 阿美特昂干紅葡萄酒

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Region: Amyndeon, Northern Greece 

100% Xinomavro, 90+ Years Old Vins 

13% Alcohol Content

Awards: (2015) Gold Medal. Mundus Vini, (2015) Gold Medal. Selection

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.

Destemming, light crushing, cold soak - skin contact, alcoholic fermentation by indigenous flora isolated from the specific block, at gradually increasing temperatures, maintenance of wine “sur lies” for 24 months with regular stirring. 24 months in new Allie - Jupilles French oak casks, medium grain, white toasted and 12 months in bottle before release. No treatment or filtration before bottling. 

This vintage, Winemaker Angelos Iatridis said, featured a hot summer, but balanced September prior to the October 4 harvest. It all worked out. It seems to be, potentially, Alpha's finest effort. That said, it will require some patience and it is not fully expressive just now. To be sure, Alpha makes refined wines these days, and they try not to sear the palate with tannins and acidity. This is by no means an undrinkable brute, in other words, but it is more backward than last year's seductive beauty, the 2011. It has a bit more depth, a bit more power, a bit more everything. Yet, it still seems in beautiful balance. It just needs a little bit more time. This should age beautifully.

Tasting NotesComplex nose with typical bouquet of sundried tomatoes, smoky black fruits, strawberries, dark cherries, licorice and spices. Full body, with rich fruit depth, blackberries, plums, herbaceous hints and oak on the back. Solid, velvety tannins and long aftertaste with persistent aromas. 

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。

Xinomavro Reserve Vieilles Vignes Single Block Barba Yiannis系為了紀念Yiannis先生而命名嘅,葡萄園位於馬其頓地區嘅Amyndeo。葡萄樹系未經嫁接嘅,喺根瘤蚜蟲發生前嘅灌木叢中生長,樹齡超過90年。夏天很熱,為了避免極度缺水,采用了 "根區干燥灌溉",以確保為葡萄嘅滋養和成熟提供最佳條件。

呢個系一款復雜而典型嘅Xinomavro,顯示出煙熏黑色生果、草莓、黑車厘子、甘草、干番茄和精致香料嘅香氣。口感飽滿,結構清晰,有豐富嘅生果深度,集中有咸味和淡淡嘅橡木味。天鵝絨般嘅單寧留有持久而芳香嘅余韻。