Alpha Estate Ecosystem Tannat Single Block ''Vrachos''
100% Estate grown, produced & bottled
Vine Grower: Makis Mavridis
Winemaker: Angelos Iatridis
Variety Com/tion: Tannat 100%
Location Vineyard: Linear, privately owned 180ha vineyard, situated at an altitude of 620-710m / 2.034-2.329ft.
Block Location & Data: Single Block “Vrachos”, 4,52ha, Amyndeon plateau, 40°4119.44Ν - 21°4300.24E, at 660 m / 2.165 ft., with north-west exposure, facing mount Voras.
Age of Vines: Planted in 1998. Double Cordon VSP.
Soil: Alluvial, sandy, sandy clay soil, over limestone, of excellent drainage.
Harvest: Manual harvesting in 15 kg capacity picking baskets.
Density of Pl/tion: 3.900 shoots / ha.
Yield: 0,53 kg/m2 of active canopy, 34 HL/ha, post to green harvest & selection.
Vinification: Destemming, light crushing, cold soak– skin contact under controlled conditions, alcoholic fermentation by indigenous flora isolated from the specific block, at gradually increasing temperatures with “pigeage”, maintenance of wine “sur lie” for 12 months with regular stirring.
Ageing: 18 months in new Allier - Bertrange French oak casks, medium grain, white toasted and 18 months in bottle before release. No treatment or filtration before bottling.