Alexandra Beton Egg Chardonnay 2020
Alexandra BETON EGG Chardonnay is a wine with great structure. The concrete preserves and expresses the characteristics of the Chardonnay variety. Because of its neutrality, it highlights the minerality of this wine, started by the distinctive terroir of the Rakitnitsa vineyard on carbonate soils, with a specific climate and climate.
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MaturityReady, but will improve
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Innovation, style and the pursuit of the best are the basis of the project Alexandra Estate. It all started in 2012 with the purchase of 200 acres of premium vineyards in the region Sakar, proven to be one of the most famous wine regions in Bulgaria. Alexandra Estate’s vineyards in Oreshets, Harmanli were in the first fruiting year when they attract the attention of the experts, and their proximity to the 100 years old oak forest and the location in the foothills of the Eastern Rhodopes contribute more for their selection. The exposure of the vineyards is north. This allows the grapes to retain good acids even in this region with normally hot climate. Varieties included in the estate’s wines are: Syrah, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Chardonnay, Marsanne, Roussanne, Semillon and Viognier. In 2013, Alexandra Estate is expanding with another 100 acres of vineyards in the village Rakitnitsa, Stara Zagora, located 300 meters above sea level, and their carbonate soils contribute to the excellent quality of grapes planted on them. Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Semillon will produce its first fruit in 2016. What distinguishes Alexandra Estate in the cultivation of vines, are the principles of organic and biodynamic farming. In 2014. Alexandra Estate will produce a total of 30,000 bottles of wine: white, ros? and red. In the same year will begin construction of a winery in the village Rakitnitsa, which will produce up to 60,000 bottles. At a design stage is the second winery of Alexandra Estate with larger production capability, located in Oreshets village. For the vinification are used own French oak barrels with a capacity of 225 liters and 300 liters. All wines, except ALEXANDRA SAUVIGNON BLANC 2013, are fermented and matured in barrels, and even the Ros? is partially fermented in French oak. For Alexandra Estate work proven professionals: the cultivation of the vines is entrusted to Atanas Shiderov and Eric Moro and for the wine making and the creation of blends take care Alexander Velyanov and Thierry HabererAll wines of the same producer
In this region, which includes Southern Bulgaria, the climate is temperate continental protected from northern winds thanks to Stara Planina, with good rain distribution. It includes the central parts of the Thracian lowland and parts of Sakar. Most of the red grape varieties are concentrated in this area. Mavrud, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Muscat, Pamid and others are grown. The climatic conditions of the region favour the production of rich, dense, memorable red wines, especially from the varieties Cabernet Sauvignon and Mavrud. Good wines from the local variety Mavrud are especially valued for their aroma and taste of small red fruits, spices and herbs.More wines of this region
Chardonnay is the world's most famous white-wine grape and also one of the most widely planted. Of course, the most highly regarded expressions of the variety are those from Burgundy and California, but many high-quality examples are made in Italy, Australia, New Zealand and parts of South America. Describing the flavours of Chardonnay is not easy. This is not thanks to the complexity of the varietal itself but usually due its susceptibility to winemaking techniques - such as Malolactic fermentation which gives distinctive buttery aromas or Fermentation or maturation in oak barrels which contributes to the wine with smokey notes of vanilla, honey and even cinnamon, and not last the lees contact while in barrel imparts biscuity, doughy flavours. And all these incorporated with the varietal aromas of tropical (banana, pineapple and guava) to stone fruits (peach, nectarine and apricot), sometimes even citrus and apple notes. Climate plays a major role in dictating which fruit flavours a Chardonnay will have - warm regions (California, Australia ) make more tropical styles; temperate zones (southern Burgundy, New Zealand) - stone fruit notes, while the very coolest (Chablis, Champagne) lean towards green-apple aromas.More wines of the same variety