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  • Decanting time

    1h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Grilled Turbot with butter sauce & Sauteed white wish with morels

The Story

Variety Com/tion: Chardonnay 100%

Location: Toumpa Single Vineyard sub-region. Amyndeon plateau.

Vineyard: 87ha of Linear, privately owned vineyard situated at an altitude of 620-710 m.

Vineyard Designated for: 1,30 ha

Soil: Sandy – sandy clay soil over limestone of excellent drainage.

Harvest: Manual harvesting in 15 kg capacity picking baskets. September 4th  

Density of Planting3.700 shoots / ha.

Yield: 0,70 kg/ m2 of active canopy. 52 HL/ha, post to green harvest & selection.

Vinification Method & Maturation: Skin contact under inert atmosphere at low temperature. Controlled alcoholic fermentation in fine grain, white toasted Bertranges and Jupille oak barrique casks with regular stirring on fine lees. Maximum 7 months following vinification in the same oak casks.

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Analytical Data: 

 

Alcohol: 13% vol.,

Total Acidity: 5,7 g/l,

Residual Sugar: 1,60 g/l,

Average Berry Weight: 0,80 gr

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Alpha Vineyard Chardonnay 2015 Toumpa Vineyard./Toumpa means ‘lower-altitude basin’, like a location in a valley. 1.3-ha vineyard at 620-710 m. Sandy-clay soil over limestone. Hand harvested. Skin contact under inert atmosphere at low temperature. Controlled alcoholic fermentation in fine grain, untoasted Bertranges and Jupille oak barriques with regular stirring on fine lees. Maximum 7 months following vinification in the same oak casks. TA 5.7 g/l, pH 3.51, RS 1.6 g/l.
Unexpectedly peachy on the nose, with citrus freshness too but the oak is hardly visible except in a delicate creamy spice. More creamy on the palate but I have to say this is masterful use of oak and lees, giving a gentle creamy quality rather than a heavy oak flavour. Gentle and fresh, elegant and persistent. I am not sure it has the concentration for long ageing but there is no hurry to drink this. (JH)

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Origin

Macedonia, Amyndeon

Grapes

100% Chardonnay

Drinking temperature

10-12C

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