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Alpha Estate : Xinomavro Ecosystem Reserve Vieilles Vignes Single Block "Barba Yannis" 2019
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Alpha Estate : Xinomavro Ecosystem Reserve Vieilles Vignes Single Block "Barba Yannis" 2019

Alpha Estate : Xinomavro Ecosystem Reserve Vieilles Vignes Single Block "Barba Yannis" 2019

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Description

A Greek wine from old vines that delights with its balance and aromatic expression

The estate

Alpha Estate was founded in 1995 by two wine enthusiasts: Angelos Iatridis, who is now the estate’s cellar master, and Makis Mavridis, who now looks after the vineyards. In 2011 the estate began exporting a large proportion of its wines and in 2014 Alpha Estate was listed in Wine & Spirit Magazine's Best World 100 Wineries - a position it went on to achieve again in 2019 and 2021. The estate was also voted European Winery of the Year in 2020 by the prestigious Wine Enthusiast magazine.

The vineyard

Alpha Estate's vineyards cover 220 hectares and are divided into six separate vineyards. All are located close to the winery in the heart of the Amyndeon appellation in Greece. The viticulture method used at the estate pays careful attention to the needs of the soil, plants and vines in order to preserve the ecosystems. Thanks to the sustainable methods used at Alpha Estate, this estate was awarded the "Certified Sustainable Viticulture" label in 2008.

The wine

Xinomavro Ecosystem Reserve Vieillies Vignes Single Block "Barba Yannis" is a Macedonian and Thracian wine that stems from vines that are more than 90 years old, planted at an altitude that varies between 620 and 710 metres. The soi lis clay-sandy and well-drained. The climate is semi-continental with a good quantity of rain, snowfall and dry summers.

Winemaking and ageing

After manual harvesting, the grapes are taken to the cellar to begin a very precise vinification process. The grapes are destemmed and lightly pressed. The vinification is done in contact with the skins and the fermentation is based on indigenous yeasts. The wine remains in contact with its lees for 18 months with regular stirring. Finally, the wine is aged for 24 months in French oak barrels and 12 months in bottles.

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Ecosystem Reserve Vieilles Vignes Single Block "Barba Yannis" 2019 is 100% Xinomavro.

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