2016 Alpha-Estate 'Turtles', Malagousia, Amynteo
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Dry White, Aromatic and Floral, Single vineyard, Vintage 2016, PGI Florina, Grape Variety Malagousia 100%, Alc.13% by vol., Ageing potential 2-3 years, Production: 174.000, Bottle Size: 750ml, Closure type: Diam Cork.
2017, 88 points, Decanter World Wine Awards UK, Vintage 2016.
2017, Silver, MUNDUS VINI, Vintage 2016.
2016, 89 points, Decanter World Wine Awards UK, Vintage 2015.
Light yellow in colour with greenish tints. Floral-herbal on the nose, suggesting rose petal with a hint of honeysuckle. Round and mellow on the palate, flavours of yellow and exotic fruits, melon, litchi and notes of sweet spices. Well structured, bright acidity and notable concentration. Fresh finish and much tension, a cooler climate example of Malagousia grape.
Green salads, baked vegetables, pasta and a wide variety of Greek seafood 'Meze'.
Served at 8-10 °C.
The viticultural zone of Amynteo, Northwestern Greece. 'Turtles' single vineyard.
Altitude: 670m. Soil: sandy clay.
Harvest: Early September. Yield: 60-70 hl/ha.
Age of vines: 20 years. Agriculture: Mild.
Destemming, no crushing, cold soak - skin contact under controlled conditions, alcoholic fermentation at gradual increasing temperatures, maintenance of wine 'sur lies' for two months with regular stirring.
Acidity: 5.7 g/L, pH: 3.25, Residual sugar: 1.5 g/L.