Alpha Estate Ecosystem Xinomavro Reserve Vieilles Vignes Single Block "Barba Yannis"
Solid, velvety tannins and long aftertaste with persistent aroma.
“…one of those hot estates that should draw consumer attention. This winery has and is making terrific wines.”
– Robert E. Parker’s The Wine Advocate
Dedication to the Greek vineyards brought winemaker Angelos latridis to the Amyndeon ECOSYSTEM. There he met vine grower Makis Mavridis and they both had the inspiration for the creation of the most diversified vini-viticulture exploitation. The term ECOSYSTEM derives from the Greek work OIKOS, which means house, the space we live on. The Amyndeon ECOSYSTEM is gifted with unique soil and geological, located on top of a calcareous substrate created by ancient deposits into which root systems are formatted. It enjoys exceptionally balanced climate conditions, especially during the crucial months of maturation, fully responsive to the high demands of balanced viticulture.
94+ Points. Robert Parker reviewed by Mark Squires
19 Points. Jancis Robinson. Reviewed by Julia Harding
Variety Composition: Xinomavro 100%.
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 aroma.