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.
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.
Tasting Characteristics: 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.
Vine Grower: Makis Mavridis.
Wine Maker: Angelos Iatridis.
ALPHA Estate is located at the northwest part of Greece, the Amyndeon, Florina region. Alpha Estate was founded in 1997 by the experienced viticulturist Makis Mavridis and chemist-oenologist Angelos Iatridis, who, after years of experience in various locations of Greece, chose the Amyndeon region to create his own wine.
Human factor is indispensable to the expression of all elements, gracefully offered by the unique ecosystem of the single block, privately owned 75ha vineyard in the production of our wines. Main feature of our work is the ‘’soul’’ of the people that contribute everyday to this dream. Respect to nature, combined with high quality and deeply eco-friendly growing practices and the typicity of the produced wines are possible with the implementation of mild, sustainable integrated viticulture and winemaking practices, based on the most recent international standards. Professional know-how, experience and the team’s effort, throughout all stages of production and promotion, are necessary conditions to the desirable result, wines sealed under the Alpha Estate label.