Alpha Estate Sauvignon Blanc  2013 750ml
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Alpha Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Alpha Estate - Amyndeon - Greece

Professional Wine Reviews for Alpha Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Rated 90 by Robert Parker
The 2013 Sauvignon Blanc is from the Children and Alpheta sub-regions of Amyndeon, with vines at an altitude of 620-710 meters. Tank-fermented, it was bottled November 5, 2013. When I used to say “Alpha Estate” the first thought I had was “Xinomavro.” That may still be its greatest glory, but may I add that Greece and Sauvignon Blanc go together? It is probably my favorite international grape in Greece. A good example over the last few years has been this bottling. Beautifully balanced, fresh and crisp, this very consistent bottling has all those classic aromatics you want, without going into overdrive. Refreshing and invigorating,...
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Winery: Alpha Estate

Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc

The green skinned grapes of the Sauvignon Blanc varietal had their origins in Southern France, where they are still widely grown and used for many of the excellent young and aged white wines the region is famous for. Today, however, they are grown in almost every wine producing country in the world, and are widely revered for their fresh and grassy flavors, full of tropical notes and refreshing, zesty character. Sauvignon Blanc grapes thrive best in moderate climates, and ripen relatively early in the year. This has made them a favorite for many wineries in the New World, where they can still produce healthy and high yields in the earlier part of the summer before the temperatures become too hot. Too much heat has a massively adverse effect on Sauvignon Blanc, as the grapes become dull in their flavor, and the wine produced from them loses all its unique character and high points. As such, Sauvignon Blanc farmers have had a lot of trouble from global warming and climate change, as they are being forced to harvest their crops increasingly earlier in the year when it is cool enough to do so.

Country: Greece

It is almost impossible to understate the importance of local and regionally produced wines in Greek culture. Across the country, from the cities of the mainland to the villages, mountainous regions and islands, wine is produced using traditional methods and native grape varietals, and is drank in households and taverns, either accompanying the much loved local cuisine or alone as a refreshment under the blazing Mediterranean sunshine. For wine lovers around the world, Greece is known for producing several wines with something unique and interesting to offer, a refreshing change from the norm filled with surprises and complex, occasionally challenging or unusual flavors and aromas. Thanks to the vast range in terrain across the archipelago, Greek wine is as varied as it is delicious, meaning there is plenty to explore and enjoy from this fascinating and ancient country.