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Alpha Estate Axia Red Blend

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Say hello to this fun-loving greek that would go down well with some Moussaka, or even a pepperoni pizza. It's a lightly-oaked, more medium-bodied wine that shows some nice plums and violet florals on the nose, whilst the palate is elegant and earthy savoury, with dark fruits pushing through, softening tannins, and a decent, juicy finish. Well worth a go if you are looking for something different.

Winemaker's Notes

Region / Location / Vineyard: Amyndeon plateau. Amyndeon viticulture zone. North-western Macedonia. “Rocks” and “Road” sub-regions. Amyndeon plateau. 69ha of Linear, privately owned vineyard situated at an altitude of 620-710 m.

Vinification Method & Ageing: Destemming, no crushing, cold soak - skin contact, alcoholic fermentation at gradual increasing temperatures, maintenance of wine ‘’sur lie’’ for seven months with regular stirring. Twelve months in Allie oak casks medium to light toast and twelve months in bottle.

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

Harmony: Perfect match with juicy red meats, grilled or stew, roasted lamb, meat pies, aged full body cheeses. Best served at 16-18? C.

Xinomavro 50%, Syrah 50%.

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