RAL-102

Xinomavro ‘Hedgehog Vineyard’, 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.

 

Producer:
Vintage:
2012
Country:
Greece
Region:
Amyndeon
Variety:
Xinomavro
Color:
Red
Case Pack:
12
Bottle Size:
750
Import Partner:
Diamond Importers

Tasting Notes

Bright purple-red color. Complex, typical bouquet of small berries red fruits, leather and spices (vanilla, pepper, clove), with hints of ripe blackberry. Full mouth, rounded tannins, balanced acidity and well integrated wood tones. Long aftertaste with intense quince aroma.

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Press & Reviews

Parker

Score:
92
Date:
2015-10-30