Alpha Estate Xinomavro Single Vineyard Hedgehog, 2011
Type: Red P.D.O. Amyndeon
Grape Varieties: Xinomavro 100%
Alcohol by volume: 14%
Region: Amyndeon, North Greece
Tasting Characteristics: A wonderful example of Xinomavro, with its complex, but typical bouquet of small berried red fruits, leather and pepper, clove and vanilla spice. Structured, with rounded tannins and a balancing acidity, this wine has well-integrated oak and quince on the finish.
Serving Suggestion: Perfect match with juicy red barbecued meats, venison steak, rich stews, and roasted red peppers in olive oil.
ALPHA ESTATE is located at the northwest part of Greece, the Amyndeon, Florina region. It is the brainchild of two visionaries, 2nd generation vine grower Makis Mavridis and Bordeaux trained wine maker Angelos Iatrides. Angelos is one of the most talented winemakers working in Europe. This pristine estate in the cool highlands of Western Macedonia employs the most up to date vineyard techniques and winemaking technology to produce world class wines from French and indigenous Greek varietals.