Xinomavro (Old Vines), Alpha Estate
Xinomavro 100%. From the Amyndeon plateau, “Hedgehog” sub-region. 690m altitude, with northern exposure, facing lake Petron and mount Voras. 69ha of Linear, privately owned vineyard situated at an altitude of 620-710 m, sandy clay soil over limestone. Destemming, no crushing, cold soak – skin contact, alcoholic fermentation at gradual increasing temperatures, maintenance of wine “sur lies” for eight months with regular stirring. Twelve months in French oak barrel medium grain, white toasting and twelve months in the bottle.