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Alpha Estate Ecosystem Tannat Single Block “Vrachos”

Red

Protected Geographical Indication Florina

Red

Alpha Estate Ecosystem Tannat Single Block “Vrachos”

Protected Geographical Indication Florina

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TECHNICAL INFORMATION
FEATURES

Variety Composition:
Tannat 100%.

Region / Location / Vineyard:
Amyndeon plateau. Amyndeon viticulture zone. North-western Macedonia. Single Block “Vrachos”, 4,52 ha, Amyndeon plateau, 40°41’19.44’’Ν - 21°43’00.24’’E, at 660 m / 2.165 ft., with north-west exposure, facing mount Voras.

Vinification Method & Ageing:
Destemming, light crushing, cold soak– skin contact under controlled conditions, alcoholic fermentation by indigenous flora isolated from the specific block, at gradually increasing temperatures with “pigeage”, maintenance of wine “sur lie” for 12 months with regular stirring. 18 months in new Allie - Bertrange French oak casks, medium grain, white toasted and 18 months in bottle before release. No treatment or filtration before bottling.

Tasting Characteristics:
Opaque ruby color. Fine, rich, intense. Black crystalline fruits, cassis, leather, cocoa, spices. Full body, creamy, with tasty ripe tannins. Well balanced and round with excellent development in the mouth and long aftertaste.

Harmony:
Excellent assortment with red juicy meats, barbecued with spicy sauces. Adorable combination with chestnut and plums cooked meat.

Best served at 16-18ο C. (60,8-64,4 ο F).

AWARDS

(2019) Silver Medal - Decanter

(2019) Bronze Medal - Thessaloniki Wine Challenge

(2018) Bronze Medal - Drinks Business Autumn Tasting

REVIEWS

93 points - Robert Parker (2019)

92 points - James Suckling (2019)

92 points - Decanter (2019)

17.5+ points - Jancis Robinson (2019)

92 points - Wine & Spirits Magazine

91 points - Robert Parker. The Wine Advocate

17,5 points - Jancis Robinson. Julia Harding MW

TECHNICAL INFORMATION
2020 - 2019 - 2018 - 2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008 - 2007

Vine Grower: Makis Mavridis

Winemaker: Angelos Iatridis

Variety Com/tion: Tannat 100%

Location Vineyard: Linear, privately owned 220ha vineyard, situated at an altitude of 620-710m / 2.034-2.329ft.

Block Location & Data: Single Block “Vrachos”, 4,52ha, Amyndeon plateau, 40°41’19.44’’Ν – 21°43’00.24’’E, at 660 m / 2.165 ft., with north-west exposure, facing mount Voras.

Age of Vines: Planted in 1998. Double Cordon VSP.

Soil: Alluvial, sandy, sandy clay soil, over limestone, of excellent drainage.

Harvest: Manual harvesting in 15 kg capacity picking baskets. September 22nd.

Density of Pl/tion: 5.900 shoots / ha.

Yield: 0,53 kg/m2 of active canopy, 34 HL/ha, post to green harvest & selection.

Vinification: Destemming, light crushing, cold soak– skin contact under controlled conditions, alcoholic fermentation by indigenous flora isolated from the specific block, at gradually increasing temperatures with “pigeage”, maintenance of wine “sur lie” for 12 months with regular stirring.

Ageing: 18 months in new Allier – Bertrange French oak casks, medium grain, white toasted and 18 months in bottle before release. No treatment or filtration before bottling.

Degree Days: 1.683,10 April – September

Total Prec/tion: 380,92mm. April – September.

Analytical Data:

Alcohol: 14,71% vol.

Total Acidity: 5,89 g/l

Residual Sugar: 0,80 g/l

pH: 3,58

Average Berry Weight: 1,0 gr

Vine Grower: Makis Mavridis

Winemaker: Angelos Iatridis

Variety Com/tion: Tannat 100%

Location Vineyard: Linear, privately owned 220ha vineyard, situated at an altitude of 620-710m / 2.034-2.329ft.

Block Location & Data: Single Block “Vrachos”, 4,52ha, Amyndeon plateau, 40°41’19.44’’Ν – 21°43’00.24’’E, at 660 m / 2.165 ft., with north-west exposure, facing mount Voras.

Age of Vines: Planted in 1998. Double Cordon VSP.

Soil: Alluvial, sandy, sandy clay soil, over limestone, of excellent drainage.

Harvest: Manual harvesting in 15 kg capacity picking baskets. September 7th.

Density of Pl/tion: 3.900 shoots / ha.

Yield: 0,53 kg/m2 of active canopy, 34 HL/ha, post to green harvest & selection.

Vinification: Destemming, light crushing, cold soak– skin contact under controlled conditions, alcoholic fermentation by indigenous flora isolated from the specific block, at gradually increasing temperatures with “pigeage”, maintenance of wine “sur lie” for 12 months with regular stirring.

Ageing: 18 months in new Allier – Bertrange French oak casks, medium grain, white toasted and 18 months in bottle before release. No treatment or filtration before bottling.

Degree Days: 1.788.90 April – September

Total Prec/tion: 252.80mm. April – September.

Analytical Data:

Alcohol: 14,76% vol.

Total Acidity: 6,72 g/l

Residual Sugar: 0,80 g/l

pH: 3,33

Average Berry Weight: 1,0 gr

Vine Grower: Makis Mavridis

Winemaker: Angelos Iatridis

Variety Com/tion: Tannat 100%

Location Vineyard: Linear, privately owned 180ha vineyard, situated at an altitude of 620-710m / 2.034-2.329ft.

Block Location & Data: Single Block “Vrachos”, 4,52ha, Amyndeon plateau, 40°41’19.44’’Ν – 21°43’00.24’’E, at 660 m / 2.165 ft., with north-west exposure, facing mount Voras.

Age of Vines: Planted in 1998. Double Cordon VSP.

Soil: Alluvial, sandy, sandy clay soil, over limestone, of excellent drainage.

Harvest: Manual harvesting in 15 kg capacity picking baskets. September 7th.

Density of Pl/tion: 3.900 shoots / ha.

Yield: 0,53 kg/m2 of active canopy, 34 HL/ha, post to green harvest & selection.

Vinification: Destemming, light crushing, cold soak– skin contact under controlled conditions, alcoholic fermentation by indigenous flora isolated from the specific block, at gradually increasing temperatures with “pigeage”, maintenance of wine “sur lie” for 12 months with regular stirring.

Ageing: 18 months in new Allier – Bertrange French oak casks, medium grain, white toasted and 18 months in bottle before release. No treatment or filtration before bottling.

Degree Days: 1.678.90 April – September

Total Prec/tion: 325.40mm. April – September.

Analytical Data:

Alcohol: 14,69% vol.

Total Acidity: 6,15 g/l

Residual Sugar: 1,50 g/l

pH: 3,48

Average Berry Weight: 1,0 gr

Vine Grower: Makis Mavridis

Winemaker: Angelos Iatridis

Variety Com/tion: Tannat 100%

Location Vineyard: Linear, privately owned 140ha vineyard, situated at an altitude of 620-710m / 2.034-2.329ft.

Block Location & Data: Single Block “Vrachos”, 4,52ha, Amyndeon plateau, 40°41’19.44’’Ν – 21°43’00.24’’E, at 660 m / 2.165 ft., with north-west exposure, facing mount Voras.

Age of Vines: Planted in 1998. Double Cordon VSP.

Soil: Alluvial, sandy, sandy clay soil, over limestone, of excellent drainage.

Harvest: Manual harvesting in 15 kg capacity picking baskets. September 14th.

Density of Pl/tion: 3.900 shoots / ha.

Yield: 0,53 kg/m2 of active canopy, 34 HL/ha, post to green harvest & selection.

Vinification: Destemming, light crushing, cold soak– skin contact under controlled conditions, alcoholic fermentation by indigenous flora isolated from the specific block, at gradually increasing temperatures with “pigeage”, maintenance of wine “sur lie” for 12 months with regular stirring.

Ageing: 18 months in new Allier – Bertrange French oak casks, medium grain, white toasted and 18 months in bottle before release. No treatment or filtration before bottling.

Degree Days: 1.684.57 April – September

Total Prec/tion: 227.80mm. April – September.

Analytical Data:

Alcohol: 14,83% vol.

Total Acidity: 6,80 g/l

Residual Sugar: 1,70 g/l

pH: 3,28

Average Berry Weight: 1,0 gr

Vine Grower: Makis Mavridis

Winemaker: Angelos Iatridis

Variety Com/tion: Tannat 100%

Location Vineyard: Linear, privately owned 140ha vineyard, situated at an altitude of 620-710m / 2.034-2.329ft.

Block Location & Data: Single Block “Vrachos”, 4,52ha, Amyndeon plateau, 40°41’19.44’’Ν – 21°43’00.24’’E, at 660 m / 2.165 ft., with north-west exposure, facing mount Voras.

Age of Vines: Planted in 1998. Double Cordon VSP.

Soil: Alluvial, sandy, sandy clay soil, over limestone, of excellent drainage.

Harvest: Manual harvesting in 15 kg capacity picking baskets. September 16th

Density of Pl/tion: 3.900 shoots / ha.

Yield: 0,53 kg/m2 of active canopy, 34 HL/ha, post to green harvest & selection.

Vinification: Destemming, light crushing, cold soak– skin contact under controlled conditions, alcoholic fermentation by indigenous flora isolated from the specific block, at gradually increasing temperatures with “pigeage”, maintenance of wine “sur lie” for 12 months with regular stirring.

Ageing: 18 months in new Allier – Bertrange French oak casks, medium grain, white toasted and 18 months in bottle before release. No treatment or filtration before bottling.

Degree Days: 1.458,87 April – September

Total Prec/tion: 368,80 mm. April – September.

Analytical Data:

Alcohol: 14,06% vol.

Total Acidity: 6,2 g/l

Residual Sugar: 1,3 g/l

pH: 3,41

Average Berry Weight: 1,0 gr

Vine Grower: Makis Mavridis

Winemaker: Angelos Iatridis

Variety Com/tion: Tannat 100%

Location Vineyard: Linear, privately owned 120ha vineyard, situated at an altitude of 620-710m / 2.034-2.329ft.

Block Location & Data: Single Block “Vrachos”, 4,52ha, Amyndeon plateau, 40°41’19.44’’Ν – 21°43’00.24’’E, at 660 m / 2.165 ft., with north-west exposure, facing mount Voras.

Age of Vines: Planted in 1998. Double Cordon VSP.

Soil: Alluvial, sandy, sandy clay soil, over limestone, of excellent drainage.

Harvest: Manual harvesting in 15 kg capacity picking baskets. September 20th

Density of Pl/tion: 3.900 shoots / ha.

Yield: 0,53 kg/m2 of active canopy, 34 HL/ha, post to green harvest & selection.

Vinification: Destemming, light crushing, cold soak– skin contact under controlled conditions, alcoholic fermentation by indigenous flora isolated from the specific block, at gradually increasing temperatures with “pigeage”, maintenance of wine “sur lie” for 12 months with regular stirring.

Ageing: 18 months in new Allier – Bertrange French oak casks, medium grain, white toasted and 18 months in bottle before release. No treatment or filtration before bottling.

Degree Days: 1.572,77 April – September

Total Prec/tion: 281,60mm. April – September.

Analytical Data:

Alcohol: 13,72% vol.

Total Acidity: 5,8 g/l

Residual Sugar: 1,7 g/l

pH: 3,41

Average Berry Weight: 1,0 gr

Vine Grower: Makis Mavridis

Winemaker: Angelos Iatridis

Variety Com/tion: Tannat 100%

Location Vineyard: Linear, privately owned 120ha vineyard, situated at an altitude of 620-710m / 2.034-2.329ft.

Block Location & Data: Single Block “Vrachos”, 2,01 ha, Amyndeon plateau, 40°41’19.44’’Ν – 21°43’00.24’’E, at 660 m / 2.165 ft., with north-west exposure, facing mount Voras.

Soil: Alluvial, sandy, sandy clay soil, over limestone, of excellent drainage.

Harvest: Manual harvesting in 15 kg capacity picking baskets. September 24th

Density of Pl/tion: 3.900 shoots / ha.

Yield: 0,53 kg/m2 of active canopy, 34 HL/ha, post to green harvest & selection.

Vinification: Destemming, light crushing, cold soak– skin contact under controlled conditions, alcoholic fermentation by indigenous flora isolated from the specific block, at gradually increasing temperatures with “pigeage”, maintenance of wine “sur lie” for 12 months with regular stirring.

Ageing: 18 months in new Allier – Bertrange French oak casks, medium grain, white toasted and 18 months in bottle before release. No treatment or filtration before bottling.

Degree Days: 1.426,61 April – September

Total Prec/tion: 287,60mm. April – September.

Analytical Data:

Alcohol: 13,5% vol.

Total Acidity: 6,5 g/l

Residual Sugar: 1,5 g/l

pH: 3,31

Average Berry Weight: 1,0 gr

Vine Grower: Makis Mavridis

Winemaker: Angelos Iatridis

Variety Com/tion: Tannat 100%

Location: “Hedgehog” sub-region. Amyndeon plateau.

Vineyard: 87ha of Linear, privately owned vineyard situated at an altitude of 620-710 m.

Vineyard Designated for: 2,1 ha

Soil: Sandy – sandy clay soil over limestone of excellent drainage.

Harvest: Manual harvesting in 15 kg cap acity picking baskets. September 6th

Density of Pl/tion: 3.700 shoots / ha.

Yield: 34 HL/ha, post to green harvest & selection.

Vinification: Destemming, light crushing, cold soak– skin contact under controlled conditions, alcoholic fermentation at gradual increase temperatures, maintenance of wine “sur lie” for many months with regular stirring.

Ageing: 18 months in Allie – Bertrange oak casks medium toast and 18 months in bottle. No treatment or filtration before bottling

Degree Days: 1.714,16 April – September

Total Prec/tion: 302mm. April – September.

Analytical Data:

Alcohol: 14,5% vol.

Total Acidity: 5,9 g/l

Residual Sugar: 2,5 g/l

pH: 3,41

Average Berry Weight: 1,0 gr

Vine Grower: Makis Mavridis

Winemaker: Angelos Iatridis

Variety Com/tion: Tannat 100%

Location: “Hedgehog” sub-region. Amyndeon plateau.

Vineyard: 87ha of Linear, privately owned vineyard situated at an altitude of 620-710 m.

Vineyard Designated for: 2,1 ha

Soil: Sandy – sandy clay soil over limestone of excellent drainage.

Harvest: Manual harvesting in 15 kg capacity picking baskets. September 6th

Density of Pl/tion: 3.700 shoots / ha.

Yield: 34 HL/ha, post to green harvest & selection.

Vinification: Destemming, light crushing, cold soak– skin contact under controlled conditions, alcoholic fermentation at gradual increase temperatures, maintenance of wine “sur lie” for many months with regular stirring.

Ageing: 18 months in Allie – Bertrange oak casks medium toast and 18 months in bottle. No treatment or filtration before bottling

Degree Days: 1.714,16 April – September

Total Prec/tion: 302mm. April – September.

Analytical Data:

Alcohol: 14,5% vol.

Total Acidity: 5,9 g/l

Residual Sugar: 2,5 g/l

pH: 3,41

Average Berry Weight: 1,0 gr

Vine Grower: Makis Mavridis

Winemaker: Angelos Iatridis

Variety Com/tion: Tannat 100%

Location: “Hedgehog” sub-region. Amyndeon plateau.

Vineyard: 87ha of Linear, privately owned vineyard situated at an altitude of 620-710 m.

Vineyard Designated for: 2,1 ha

Soil: Sandy – sandy clay soil over limestone of excellent drainage.

Harvest: Manual harvesting in 15 kg capacity picking baskets. September 19th

Density of Pl/tion: 3.700 shoots / ha.

Yield: 34 HL/ha, post to green harvest & selection.

Ageing: 18 months in Allie – Bertrange oak casks medium toast and 18 months in bottle. No treatment or filtration before bottling

Degree Days: 1549

Total Prec/tion: 48,4 mm. April – September.

Analytical Data:

Alcohol: 14,5% vol.

Titratable Acidity: 5,9 g/l

Residual Sugar: 2 g/l

pH: 3,37

Average Berry Weight: 1,0 gr

Vine Grower: Makis Mavridis

Winemaker: Angelos Iatridis

Variety Com/tion: Tannat 100%

Location: “Hedgehog” sub-region. Amyndeon plateau.

Vineyard: 75ha of Linear, privately owned vineyard situated at an altitude of 620-710 m.

Vineyard Designated for: 2,1 ha

Soil: Sandy – sandy clay soil over limestone of excellent drainage.

Harvest: Manual harvesting in 15 kg capacity picking baskets. September 24th

Density of Pl/tion: 3.700 shoots / ha.

Yield: 34 HL/ha, post to green harvest & selection.

Ageing: 18 months in Allie – Bertrange oak casks medium toast and 18 months in bottle. No treatment or filtration before bottling

Degree Days: 1271

Total Prec/tion: 234 mm. June – September.

Analytical Data:

Alcohol: 14,5% vol.

Total Acidity: 5,7 g/l

Residual Sugar: 2,6 g/l

pH: 3,44

Average Berry Weight: 1,0 gr

Vine Grower: Makis Mavridis

Winemaker: Angelos Iatridis

Variety Com/tion: Tannat 100%

Location: “Hedgehog” sub-region. Amyndeon plateau.

Vineyard: 75ha of Linear, privately owned vineyard situated at an altitude of 620-710 m.

Vineyard Designated for: 2,1 ha

Soil: Sandy – sandy clay soil over limestone of excellent drainage.

Harvest: Manual harvesting in 15 kg capacity picking baskets. October 10th

Density of Pl/tion: 3.700 shoots / ha.

Yield: 34 HL/ha, post to green harvest & selection.

Ageing: 18 months in Allie – Bertrange oak casks medium toast and 18 months in bottle. No treatment or filtration before bottling

Degree Days: 1644

Total Prec/tion: 230,2 mm. June – September.

Analytical Data:

Alcohol: 14,5 % vol.

Total Acidity: 6,3 g/l

Residual Sugar: 1,8 g/l

pH: 3,44

Average Berry Weight: 1,0 gr

Vine Grower: Makis Mavridis

Winemaker: Angelos Iatridis

Variety Com/tion: Tannat 95%, Xinomavro 5%

Location: “Hedgehog” sub-region. Amyndeon plateau.

Vineyard: 75ha of Linear, privately owned vineyard situated at an altitude of 620-710 m.

Soil: Sandy – sandy clay soil over limestone of excellent drainage.

Harvest: Manual harvesting in 15 kg capacity picking baskets. Tannat September 21st. Xinomavro October 2nd.

Density of Pl/tion: 3.700 shoots / ha.

Yield: 4.600 kg / ha, post to green harvest & selection.

Ageing: 18 months in Allie – Bertrange oak casks medium toast and 18 months in bottle. No treatment or filtration before bottling

Degree Days: 1664

Total Prec/tion: 130 mm. June – September.

Analytical Data:

Alcohol: 14,5 % vol.

Total Acidity: 6,7 g/l

Residual Sugar: 3,5 g/l

pH: 3,40

Vine Grower: Makis Mavridis

Winemaker: Angelos Iatridis

Variety Com/tion: Tannat 95%, Xinomavro 5%

Location: “Hedgehog” sub-region. Amyndeon plateau.

Vineyard: 75ha of Linear, privately owned vineyard situated at an altitude of 620-710 m.

Soil: Sandy – sandy clay soil over limestone of excellent drainage.

Harvest: Manual harvesting in 15 kg capacity picking baskets. Tannat September 26th. Xinomavro October 5th.

Density of Pl/tion: 3.900 shoots / ha.

Yield: 3.000 kg / ha, post to green harvest & selection.

Ageing: 18 months in Allie – Bertrange oak casks medium toast and 18 months in bottle. No treatment or filtration before bottling

Degree Days: 1675

Total Prec/tion: 103 mm. June – September.

Analytical Data:

Alcohol: 14,5% vol.

Total Acidity: 7,1g/l

Residual Sugar: 4,2 g/l

pH: 3,51

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