Alpha Estate "Axia" Red Blend 2015 (Macedonia, Greece)

Alpha Estate "Axia" Red Blend 2015
(Macedonia, Greece)

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Notes from the Winemaker:
Splendid, purple red color. Complex, typical bouquet of spices (vanilla, pepper, clove), with hints of ripe blackberry. Full mouth, with vanilla aroma, rounded tannins, balanced acidity and wood tones. Long aftertaste with intense quince aroma.

Vinification Method:
Destemming, light crushing, cold soak - skin contact, alcoholic fermentation at gradual increase temperatures, maintenance of wine “sur lie” for seven months with regular stirring.

Ageing: Twelve months in Allie oak casks medium to light toast and twelve fifteen months in bottle.

Varietal Composition: Xinomavro 50%, Syrah 50%.

Location: “Petres” (“Rocks”) and “Dromos” (“Road”) sub-region. Amyndeon plateau.

Vineyard: 85ha of Linear, privately owned vineyard situated at an altitude of 620-710 m.

Vineyard Designated for the Specific Wine: 73,8ha.

Soil: Sandy - sandy clay soil of excellent drainage.

Climate: Semi continental with important precipitations, many snowfalls during winters. Fresh, rather dry summers, with cool nights. Year-long Northwestern winds. Absence of spring frost.

Harvest: Manual harvesting in small picking boxes.

Yield: 60HL/ha, post to green harvest & selection.

Density of Plantation: 3.900 shoots / ha.

Ratings & Reviews

Wine Enthusiast Magazine (2014 Vintage):
"This is a big wine with rich blueberry and plum aromas and flavors. The finish is spicy, with a touch of vanilla. A hint of leather and game gives it extra appeal. Susan Kostrzewa" - (9/1/2018)