Alpha Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Brilliantly, light yellow in color with greenish tints. Strong and lively nose, typical Sauvignon Blanc, suggesting gooseberry, passion fruits, melon, litchi with a note of honeysuckle. Round and mellow on the palate, quite fat balanced although, with plenty of finesse. Crispy and well structured, reminding the nose aromas with a hint of lime. A richly textured wine with superb length and balance. A classy wine with long finish and persistent aromas. Alpha Estate Sauvignon Blanc accompanies perfectly a huge range of “fruit de mer” dishes, grilled fishes, eastern gastronomy and pastas.
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This wine starts with a beautiful nose of tropical fruit and fresh herbs. On the palate, its grapefruit and citrus flavors are wrapped in a soft smokiness, and the finish ends with a bit of structured snap. Overall, this is a wine with an excellent balance of refinement and punch
The 2018 Sauvignon Blanc has been seen before, but it is always good to check in to see how these evolve. This was reticent on release, and it remains a fairly gentle Sauvignon Blanc. It is lovely, though, fresh and tinged with green but never in an off-putting way. The juicy finish is delicious. The wine has reached a place of perfect harmony. Yet the next day it is vibrant and fresh, with integrated acidity supporting the fruit. It's a perfect time to drink it. It will certainly still last for several more years, maybe more than indicated, but it is not clear how long it stays at peak. I don't see it getting better, in short, but there's no rush to drink it up.
Alpha Estate is a winery located in the depths of Amyndeon's finest pastures. Alpha represents the "new beginning", the "birth" of a new era in the world of Greek wine. Makis Mavridis, a third generation skilled grapegrower, and Angelos Iatridis, the winemaker, educated in Bordeaux, trained in France, Italy and Greece and ''good father'' to many international well known Greek wines, planted a 65ha vineyard in the Amyndeon region in the late 1990's.
The creation of a privately owned estate vineyard was an enormous and pioneering investment at the time, which signalled the birth of pilot-structured vinicultural exploitation. Our on-going mission is to make wines that bring out the true characteristics of the region they originate from, wines that can reveal the characteristics of the soil, the climate and the typicity of the grape varieties they are made from.
Contribution of the human factor is indispensable to achieve our final goal, which is the production of grapes of the highest quality potential. The wines produced from such grapes are powerful and complex, displaying an intense fruity flavour and excellent balance. The company devotes a tremendous effort in improving the quality of its wines, through carefully planed investments and research programs, in collaboration with many research institutes. The success of these programs allows the company to evaluate permanently the quality and the character of its wine from one "vintage" to the next.