Alpha Estate Red (SMX), Alpha Estate
A blend of 60% Syrah, 20% Xinomavro and 20% Merlot from the Amyndeon plateau at 620-710m of elevation. The vines are tended in sandy clay soil, with excellent drainage over thin a limestone layer. Destemming, no crushing, cold soak – skin contact under controlled conditions, alcoholic fermentation at gradual increasing temperatures, maintenance of wine “sur lie” for eight months with regular stirring. Twelve months minimum in Allie – Bertrange oak casks medium – light toast. No treatment or filtration before bottling, and twelve months in bottles.