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2017 Alpha Estate Hedgehog XinomavroXinomavro from Greece

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Alpha Estate is located in the heart of the Amyndeon, a wine region in the Northwest of Greece. The estate’s vineyards cover 65 hectares situated on a plateau between 620 and 7...

  • 91 Mark Squires - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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"The 2017 Xinomavro Hedgehog Vineyard was aged for 12 months in an equal mixture of used and new French barriques. It comes in at 13.8% alcohol. Always a great value in the lineup, and very consistent, this provides earthy complexity, power and a bright finish. The mid-palate tends to be not as impressive, but this hardly feels thin. It is nicely textured as well, silky at times and velvety most always. The best part, though, is its juicy energy. It is a little mouthwatering. This is not, of course, a sweet and fruity wine—it's more classic Xinomavro, with its fair share of tannins and acidity. At the same time, it is very balanced, vaguely approachable even now. It was pretty fine the next day. It should come along well, though, if you can give it a year or so to settle down. It is balanced and the tannins are not overly hard. It's another fine effort in this brand, which is always a good source for value. It should age well."

Product Description:

Alpha Estate is located in the heart of the Amyndeon, a wine region in the Northwest of Greece. The estate’s vineyards cover 65 hectares situated on a plateau between 620 and 710 meters above sea level. The soil is sandy clay, ideal for water drainage. Alpha Estate is presided over by Angelo Iatridis, considered by many to be Greece’s most promising winemaker. Angelo cultivates international varieties as well as indigenous Greek varieties, and all the wines are elaborated in Alpha’s state-of-the-art gravity-flow winery.
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Product Detail

Item # 118306
Country Greece
Region Greece
Sub-Region Macedonia
Ratings

91 - Mark Squires - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2017
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Xinomavro
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste spice, red fruit, tomato, animal, leather and olive
Nose spice, red fruit, tomato, animal, leather and olive