“Hedgehog” is the name of the single vineyard block, chosen by the Alpha Estate vinegrowing team to designate the best expression and typical character of Xinomavro, the noblest red varietal of Northern Greece.
The vineyard name is Hedgehog because it is an ancient nesting area for the local hedgehog species that Alpha continue to preserve and protect.
The vineyard is at an altitude of 690 meters, at the south block of the estate, with northern exposure, on low fertility soil of excellent drainage, facing Petron Lake and Voras Mountain.
The wine was cold-soaked and aged for 12 months in French oak barrels of medium grain and twelve months in the bottle before release.
This is a juicy, full-bodied and rich red wine. Earthy, meaty, spicy and generous dark fruits.
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