Alpha Estate Xinomavro Reserve, Old Vines, 2016
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Red | PDO Amyndeon | Macedonia | Northern Greece | 13.5% ABV
The grapes for this wine come from the single vineyard barba-Yannis, which lies at 650m and consists of pre-phyloxera, over 100 year old bush vines. A richly loaded nose, bearing aromas of black forrest fruit, black olive, mint and chocolate. Generous and filled with black currants, blackberries and black olives with hints of mint, chocolate, nutmeg and wet cedarwood.
This is the shining star of the Greek vineyard! An intriguing grape, that needs good care when growing and though it might be susceptible to wet weather in the vineyard, when healthy, harvested appropriately and treated with focus in the winery hits admirable heights of body and complexity. Moreover and thanks also to its tight tannins and high acidity, it is suitable for long ageing. If you are a cellar fanatic, there is no better Greek grape to invest your patience on. It is obvious from Xinomavro wines of 30 or more years of age available today, that the potential of slow transformation of flavours, increasing complexity and better integration with time is huge. More information can be found on the product descriptions.