Alpha Estate-Rosé Xinomavro
Protected Designation of Origin Amyndeon
16,5 points. Jancis Robinson
Varietal Composition: Xinomavro 100%.
Region / Location / Vineyard:
Amyndeon plateau. Amyndeon viticulture zone. North-western Macedonia. "Turtles" & "Hedgehog" sub-regions. "Turtles" sub-region is located at an altitude of 660 meters, with northwestern orientation, facing Voras mountain, while "Hedgehog" sub-region is located at an altitude of 690 meters, with northern orientation, facing Petron lake and Voras mountain. 69ha of Linear, privately owned vineyard situated at an altitude of 620-710 m.
Destemming, no crushing. Cold soak at 5°C for 12 hours and fermentation at gradually increasing temperatures, offering aromatic complexity to the wine. Post maceration with steering the lies for two months.
Bright rose color, with salmon colour hints. Fruity nose with rich expression. rose petals and strawberries. Well balanced mouth, quite full, fat but balanced, reminding the nose aromas, with long aftertaste.
Well paired with local cuisine, roasted red peppers, stuffed tomatoes and peppers. Pasta in light tomato sauces, grilled salmon, crab cakes, spicy gazpacho soups, pizzas as well as with a great variety of Exotic cuisines, Chinese, Thai, Japanese.
Best served at 12ο C. (53,6F)