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Alpha Estate Ecosystem Xinomavro Reserve Vieilles Vignes Single Block “Barba Yannis”

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Protected Denomination of Origin Amyndeon

Red

Alpha Estate Ecosystem Xinomavro Reserve Vieilles Vignes Single Block “Barba Yannis”

Protected Denomination of Origin Amyndeon

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FEATURES
AWARDS
REVIEWS
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
FEATURES

Variety Composition:
Xinomavro 100%.

Region / Location / Vineyard:
Amyndeon plateau. Amyndeon viticulture zone. North-western Macedonia. Planted in 1919. Gobelet 100%. Single Block "Barba Yannis", 3,71 ha, Amyndeon plateau, 40°40'45.88"N, 21°41'35.93"E, at 647 m / 2.128 ft., with north-western exposure, facing mount Voras.

Vinification Method & Ageing:
Destemming, light crushing, cold soak - skin contact, alcoholic fermentation by indigenous flora isolated from the specific block, at gradually increasing temperatures, maintenance of wine “sur lies” for 24 months with regular stirring. 24 months in new Allie - Jupilles French oak casks, medium grain, white toasted and 12 months in bottle before release. No treatment or filtration before bottling.

Tasting Characteristics:
Bright dark ruby color. Complex nose with typical bouquet of sundried tomatoes, smoky black fruits, strawberries, dark cherries, licorice and spices. Full body, with rich fruit depth, blackberries, plums, herbaceous hints and oak on the back. Solid, velvety tannins and long aftertaste with persistent aromas.

Harmony:
Perfect match with juicy red barbecued meats, roasted lamb, spicy sausages, red baked peppers in olive oil, stew rabbit, light spicy full body cheeses.

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

AWARDS

(2019) Grand Prize - Korea Wine & Spirits Awards

(2019) Double Gold Medal - Gilbert & Gaillard

(2019) Gold Medal - Mundus Vini

(2019) Bronze Medal - Thessaloniki Wine Challenge

(2015) Gold Medal - Mundus Vini

(2015) Gold Medal Selection - Selection

REVIEWS

93+ points - Robert Parker

93 points - James Suckling (2019)

91 points - Gilbert & Gaillard (2019)

18 points - Jancis Robinson (2019)

94 + Points - Robert Parker reviewed by Mark Squires

19 Points - Jancis Robinson. Reviewed by Julia Harding

94 points - James Halliday. The Australian

91 points - Asia Palate. Jeannie Cho Lee MW

93 points - James Suckling

TECHNICAL INFORMATION
2019 - 2018 - 2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008 - 2007 - 2006 - 2005 - 2004

Vine Grower: Makis Mavridis

Winemaker: Angelos Iatridis

Variety Com/tion: Xinomavro 100%

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

Block Location & Data: Single Block “Barba Yannis”, 3,71ha, Amyndeon plateau, 40°40’45.88″N, 21°41’35.93″E, at 647 m / 2.128 ft., with north-western exposure, facing mount Voras.

Age of Vines: Planted in 1919. Gobelet 100%. Ungrafted.

Soil: Sandy clay loamy soil, over limestone conglomerates, of adequate drainage.

Harvest: Manual harvesting in 15 kg capacity picking baskets. October 5th

Density of Pl/tion: 2.600 shoots/ha.

Yield: 26 HL/ha, post to green harvest & selection.

Vinification: Destemming, light crushing, cold soak – skin contact, alcoholic fermentation by indigenous flora isolated from the specific block, at gradually increasing temperatures, maintenance of wine “sur lies” for 24 months with regular stirring.

Ageing: 24 months in new Allier – Jupilles French oak casks, medium grain, white toasted and 12 months in bottle before release. No treatment or filtration before bottling.

Degree Days: 1.788,90 April – September.

Total Precipitation: 252,80mm. April – September.

Analytical Data:

Alcohol: 14,26% vol.

Total Acidity: 6,96 g/l

Residual Sugar: 1,90 g/l

pH: 3,38

Average Berry Weight: 0,80 gr

Vine Grower: Makis Mavridis

Winemaker: Angelos Iatridis

Variety Com/tion: Xinomavro 100%

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

Block Location & Data: Single Block “Barba Yannis”, 3,71ha, Amyndeon plateau, 40°40’45.88″N, 21°41’35.93″E, at 647 m / 2.128 ft., with north-western exposure, facing mount Voras.

Age of Vines: Planted in 1919. Gobelet 100%. Ungrafted.

Soil: Sandy clay loamy soil, over limestone conglomerates, of adequate drainage.

Harvest: Manual harvesting in 15 kg capacity picking baskets. September 29th

Density of Pl/tion: 2.600 shoots/ha.

Yield: 26 HL/ha, post to green harvest & selection.

Vinification: Destemming, light crushing, cold soak – skin contact, alcoholic fermentation by indigenous flora isolated from the specific block, at gradually increasing temperatures, maintenance of wine “sur lies” for 24 months with regular stirring.

Ageing: 24 months in new Allier – Jupilles French oak casks, medium grain, white toasted and 12 months in bottle before release. No treatment or filtration before bottling.

Degree Days: 1.678,90 April – September.

Total Precipitation: 325,40mm. April – September.

Analytical Data:

Alcohol: 13,82% vol.

Total Acidity: 6,75 g/l

Residual Sugar: 1,40 g/l

pH: 3,26

Average Berry Weight: 0,80 gr

Vine Grower: Makis Mavridis

Winemaker: Angelos Iatridis

Variety Com/tion: Xinomavro 100%

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

Block Location & Data: Single Block “Barba Yannis”, 3,71ha, Amyndeon plateau, 40°40’45.88″N, 21°41’35.93″E, at 647 m / 2.128 ft., with north-western exposure, facing mount Voras.

Age of Vines: Planted in 1919. Gobelet 100%. Ungrafted.

Soil: Sandy clay loamy soil, over limestone conglomerates, of adequate drainage.

Harvest: Manual harvesting in 15 kg capacity picking baskets. September 26th

Density of Pl/tion: 2.600 shoots/ha.

Yield: 26 HL/ha, post to green harvest & selection.

Vinification: Destemming, light crushing, cold soak – skin contact, alcoholic fermentation by indigenous flora isolated from the specific block, at gradually increasing temperatures, maintenance of wine “sur lies” for 24 months with regular stirring.

Ageing: 24 months in new Allier – Jupilles French oak casks, medium grain, white toasted and 12 months in bottle before release. No treatment or filtration before bottling.

Degree Days: 1.684,57 April – September.

Total Precipitation: 227,80mm. April – September.

Analytical Data:

Alcohol: 13,94% vol.

Total Acidity: 7,48 g/l

Residual Sugar: 1,80 g/l

pH: 3,15

Average Berry Weight: 0,80 gr

Vine Grower: Makis Mavridis

Winemaker: Angelos Iatridis

Variety Com/tion: Xinomavro 100%

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

Block Location & Data: Single Block “Barba Yannis”, 3,71ha, Amyndeon plateau, 40°40’45.88″N, 21°41’35.93″E, at 647 m / 2.128 ft., with north-western exposure, facing mount Voras.

Age of Vines: Planted in 1919. Gobelet 100%. Ungrafted.

Soil: Sandy clay loamy soil, over limestone conglomerates, of adequate drainage.

Harvest: Manual harvesting in 15 kg capacity picking baskets. October 8th

Density of Pl/tion: 2.600 shoots/ha.

Yield: 26 HL/ha, post to green harvest & selection.

Vinification: Destemming, light crushing, cold soak – skin contact, alcoholic fermentation by indigenous flora isolated from the specific block, at gradually increasing temperatures, maintenance of wine “sur lies” for 24 months with regular stirring.

Ageing: 24 months in new Allier – Jupilles French oak casks, medium grain, white toasted and 12 months in bottle before release. No treatment or filtration before bottling.

Degree Days: 1.458.87 April – September.

Total Precipitation: 368.8 mm. April – September.

Analytical Data:

Alcohol: 13,72% vol.

Total Acidity: 6,80 g/l

Residual Sugar: 2,00 g/l

pH: 3,34

Average Berry Weight: 0,80 gr

Vine Grower: Makis Mavridis

Winemaker: Angelos Iatridis

Variety Com/tion: Xinomavro 100%

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

Block Location & Data: Single Block “Barba Yannis”, 3,71ha, Amyndeon plateau, 40°40’45.88″N, 21°41’35.93″E, at 647 m / 2.128 ft., with north-western exposure, facing mount Voras.

Age of Vines: Planted in 1919. Gobelet 100%. Ungrafted.

Soil: Sandy clay loamy soil, over limestone conglomerates, of adequate drainage.

Harvest: Manual harvesting in 15 kg capacity picking baskets. October 1st

Density of Pl/tion: 2.600 shoots/ha.

Yield: 26 HL/ha, post to green harvest & selection.

Vinification: Destemming, light crushing, cold soak – skin contact, alcoholic fermentation by indigenous flora isolated from the specific block, at gradually increasing temperatures, maintenance of wine “sur lies” for 18 months with regular stirring.

Ageing: 24 months in new Allier – Bertrange French oak casks, medium grain, white toasted and 12 months in bottle before release. No treatment or filtration before bottling.

Degree Days: 1.572,77 April – September

Total Precipitation: 281.60 mm. April – September.

Analytical Data:

Alcohol: 13,12% vol.

Total Acidity: 6,50 g/l

Residual Sugar: 2,00 g/l

pH: 3,37

Average Berry Weight: 0,80 gr

Vine Grower: Makis Mavridis

Winemaker: Angelos Iatridis

Variety Com/tion: Xinomavro 100%

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

Block Location & Data: Single Block “Barba Yannis”, 3,71ha, Amyndeon plateau, 40°40’45.88″N, 21°41’35.93″E, at 647 m / 2.128 ft., with north-western exposure, facing mount Voras.

Age of Vines: Planted in 1919. Gobelet 100%. Ungrafted.

Soil: Sandy clay loamy soil, over limestone conglomerates, of adequate drainage.

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

Density of Pl/tion: 2.600 shoots/ha.

Yield: 26 HL/ha, post to green harvest & selection.

Vinification: Destemming, light crushing, cold soak – skin contact, alcoholic fermentation by indigenous flora isolated from the specific block, at gradually increasing temperatures, maintenance of wine “sur lies” for 18 months with regular stirring.

Ageing: 24 months in new Allier – Bertrange French oak casks, medium grain, white toasted and 12 months in bottle before release. No treatment or filtration before bottling.

Degree Days: 1.426,61 April – September

Total Precipitation: 287,60mm. April – September.

Analytical Data:

Alcohol: 13,04% vol.

Total Acidity: 5,7 g/l

Residual Sugar: 2,3 g/l

pH: 3,51

Average Berry Weight: 0,80 gr

Vine Grower: Makis Mavridis

Winemaker: Angelos Iatridis

Variety Com/tion: Xinomavro 100%

Vineyard, Property: 97ha of Linear, privately owned vineyard, situated at an altitude of 620-710m / 2.034-2.329ft

Single Block Location: “ Barba Yannis’’ Single Block Sub-region. Amyndeon plateau. 40ο 41’25.78’’Ν 21ο 42’50.44’’ E, at 647m/2.128ft

Age of Vines: 92 y.o. Gobelet 100%

Vineyard Designated for this wine: 2,74 ha

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

Harvest: Manual harvesting in 15 kg capacity picking baskets. September 30th

Density of Pl/tion: 2.600 shoots/ha.

Yield: 26 HL/ha, post to green harvest & selection.

Vinification: Destemming, light crushing, cold soak – skin contact, alcoholic fermentation by indigenous flora, isolated from the specific block. Maintenance of wine ‘’sur lies’’ for 18 months with regular stirring.

Ageing: 24 months in new Allie oak casks and 12 months minimum in bottle. No treatment or filtration before bottling.

Degree Days: 1.591,07 April – September

Total Precipitation: 242mm. April – September.

Analytical Data:

Alcohol: 14,5% vol.

Total Acidity: 6,4 g/l

Residual Sugar: 3,4 g/l

pH: 3,41

Average Berry Weight: 0,80 gr

Vine Grower: Makis Mavridis

Winemaker: Angelos Iatridis

Variety Com/tion: Xinomavro 100%

Location: “Tortoise Nest” sub-region. Amyndeon plateau

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

Age of Vines: 91 y.o. Gobelet 100%

Vineyard Designated for: 3,17 ha

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

Harvest: Manual harvesting in 15 kg capacity picking baskets. October 1st

Density of Pl/tion: 3.700 shoots/ha.

Yield: 26 HL/ha, post to green harvest & selection.

Vinification: Destemming, light crushing, cold soak – skin contact, alcoholic fermentation at gradual increasing temperatures in rotary fermentors providing best cap & tannin management. Maintenance of wine ‘’sur lies’’ for many months with regular stirring.

Ageing: 24 months in Allie oak casks and 12 months minimum in bottle. No treatment or filtration before bottling.

Degree Days: 1.671,67 April – September

Total Prec/tion: 302,40mm. April – September.

Analytical Data:

Alcohol: 14,5% vol.

Total Acidity: 6,1 g/l

Residual Sugar: 2,0 g/l

pH: 3,48

Average Berry Weight: 0,80 gr

Vine Grower: Makis Mavridis

Winemaker: Angelos Iatridis

Variety Com/tion: Xinomavro 100%

Location: “Tortoise Nest” sub-region. Amyndeon plateau

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

Age of Vines: 90 y.o. Gobelet 100%

Vineyard Designated for: 3,17 ha

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

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

Density of Pl/tion: 3.700 shoots/ha.

Yield: 26 HL/ha, post to green harvest & selection.

Ageing: 24 months in Allie oak casks and 12 months minimum in bottle. No treatment or filtration before bottling.

Degree Days: 1.671,67 April – September

Total Prec/tion: 302,40mm. April – September.

Analytical Data:

Alcohol: 14% vol.

Total Acidity: 5,9 g/l

Residual Sugar: 2,1 g/l

pH: 3,37

Average Berry Weight: 0,80 gr

Vine Grower: Makis Mavridis

Winemaker: Angelos Iatridis

Variety Com/tion: Xinomavro 100%

Location: “Tortoise Nest” sub-region. Amyndeon plateau

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

Age of Vines: 89 y.o. Gobelet 100%

Vineyard Designated for: 2,93 ha

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

Harvest: Manual harvesting in 15 kg capacity picking baskets. October 4th

Density of Pl/tion: 3.700 shoots/ha.

Yield: 23 HL/ha, post to green harvest & selection.

Ageing: 24 months in Allie oak casks and 12 months minimum in bottle. No treatment or filtration before bottling.

Degree Days: 1271

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

Analytical Data:

Alcohol: 13,5% vol.

Total Acidity: 5,6 g/l

Residual Sugar: 2,3 g/l

pH: 3,42

Average Berry Weight: 0,80 gr

Vine Grower: Makis Mavridis

Winemaker: Angelos Iatridis

Variety Com/tion: Xinomavro 100%

Location: “Tortoise Nest” sub-region. Amyndeon plateau

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

Age of Vines: 88 y.o. Gobelet 100%

Vineyard Designated for: 2,93 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: 23 HL/ha, post to green harvest & selection.

Ageing: 24 months in Allie oak casks and 12 months minimum in bottle. No treatment or filtration before bottling.

Degree Days: 1644

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

Analytical Data:

Alcohol: 13,5 % vol.

Total Acidity: 6,9 g/l

Residual Sugar: 1,5 g/l

pH: 3,32

Average Berry Weight: 0,80 gr

Vine Grower: Makis Mavridis

Winemaker: Angelos Iatridis

Variety Com/tion: Xinomavro 100%

Location: “Tortoise Nest” sub-region. Amyndeon plateau

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

Age of Vines: 87 y.o. Gobelet 100%

Vineyard Designated for: 2,93 ha

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

Harvest: Manual harvesting in 15 kg capacity picking baskets. October 4th

Density of Pl/tion: 3.700 shoots/ha.

Yield: 22 HL/ha, post to green harvest & selection.

Ageing: 18 months in Allie oak casks and 18 months minimum in bottle. No treatment or filtration before bottling.

Degree Days: 1664

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

Analytical Data:

Alcohol: 13,5 % vol.

Total Acidity: 6,6 g/l

Residual Sugar: 3,4 g/l

pH: 3,42

Average Berry Weight: 0,85 gr

Vine Grower: Makis Mavridis

Winemaker: Angelos Iatridis

Variety Com/tion: Xinomavro 100%

Location: “Tortoise Nest” sub-region. Amyndeon plateau

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

Age of Vines: 86 y.o. Gobelet 100%

Vineyard Designated for: 2,93 ha

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

Harvest: Manual harvesting in 15 kg capacity picking baskets. October 5th

Density of Pl/tion: 3.700 shoots/ha.

Yield: 22,5 HL/ha, post to green harvest & selection.

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

Degree Days: 1675

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

Analytical Data:

Alcohol: 13,5 % vol.

Total Acidity: 6,4 g/l

Residual Sugar: 3,0 g/l

pH: 3,52

Average Berry Weight: 0,85 gr

Vine Grower: Makis Mavridis

Winemaker: Angelos Iatridis

Variety Com/tion: Xinomavro 100%

Location: “Tortoise Nest” sub-region. Amyndeon plateau

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

Vineyard Designated for: 2,93 ha

Age of Vines: 85 y.o.Gobelet 100%

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: 21,47HL/ha, post to green harvest & selection.

Ageing: 12 months in Allie oak casks medium to light toast and 24 months in bottle. No treatment or filtration before bottling.

Degree Days: 1420

Total Prec/tion: 140 mm. June – September.

Analytical Data:

Alcohol: 13,5 % vol.

Total Acidity: 6,6 g/l

Residual Sugar: 2,6 g/l

pH: 3,33

Average Berry Weight: 0,80 gr

Vine Grower: Makis Mavridis

Winemaker: Angelos Iatridis

Variety Com/tion: Xinomavro 100%

Location: “Tortoise Nest” sub-region. Amyndeon plateau

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

Age of Vines: 84 y.o. Gobelet 100%

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

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

Density of Pl/tion: 3.700 shoots/ha

Yield: 4000 kg/ha, post to green harvest & selection.

Ageing: 7 months in 50% Allie oak casks and 50% Missouri fine grain. No treatment or filtration before bottling.

Degree Days: 1510

Total Prec/tion: 50 mm. June – September.

Analytical Data:

Alcohol: 13,6 % vol.

Total Acidity: 7,0 g/l

Residual Sugar: 2,0 g/l

pH: 3,31

Vine Grower: Makis Mavridis

Winemaker: Angelos Iatridis

Variety Com/tion: Xinomavro 100%

Location: “Tortoise Nest” sub-region. Amyndeon plateau

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

Age of Vines: 83 y.o. Gobelet 100%

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

Harvest: Manual harvesting in 15 kg capacity picking baskets. October 18th

Density of Pl/tion: 3.700 shoots /ha

Yield: 4000 kg/ha, post to green harvest & selection.

Ageing: 8 months in 50% Allie light toast oak casks and 50% Missouri fine grain. No treatment or filtration before bottling.

Degree Days: 1470

Total Prec/tion: 90 mm. June – September.

Analytical Data:

Alcohol: 13,8 % vol.

Total Acidity: 7,4 g/l

Residual Sugar: 2,4 g/l

pH: 3,20

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