Alpha Estate Reserve Vielles Vignes Single Block Barba Yannis Xinomavro 2015
"Cherry jam and plum fruit on the nose, with prune and liquorice flavours on the palate. Well made, with long length." 90pts, Silver Medal - Decanter Magazine
Alpha Estate is located in Amyndeo, North West Greece. It is the brainchild of two
visionaries, second generation vine grower Makis Mavridis and Bordeaux trained
wine maker Angelos Iatrides. Angelos is one of the most talented winemakers
working in Europe. This pristine estate in the cool highlands of Western Macedonia
comprises 120 hectares of privately owned single block vineyards and employs the
most up to date vineyard techniques and winemaking technology to produce world
class wines from French and indigenous Greek varietals.
"This, to be clear, is never a wine that seems deep and jammy. The mid-palate finesse is exceptional. It has a wonderfully refined and sophisticated feel—that old-school character. It doesn't hit you over the head with richness. For one thing, it's Xinomavro. For another, it's Alpha in Amyndeon. That means you get pure silk for texture in a wine that has both grace and subtlety. As always, the price remains reasonable for this rather special wine." 93pts - Mark Squires, The Wine Advocate
A complex and typical Xinomavro, showing aromasof smoky black fruits, strawberries, dark cherries, liquorice, sundried tomatoes, anddelicate spice. Full bodied and structured on the palate, with a rich depth of fruit,concentrated savoury notes and a touch of oak. The velvety tannins lead through to a persistent and aromatic finish.
|Country Of Origin||Greece|
|Food Pairing||Lamb, Meat, Sausage|