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

Originating in the Bordeaux region of France, the Sauvignon Blanc grape varietal is today found in many different countries around the world. It is a grape which prefers milder temperatures, as too much exposure to heat dulls the juices within the green skinned fruits, leading to wines which are flat and characterless. As such, it is often found in valley regions, or by the coast where it can benefit from cooling oceanic winds before their characteristic early harvest. Indeed, climate appears to be the main variable in regards to the eventual flavor of Sauvignon Blanc wines, and wineries are constantly experimenting with harvesting dates in order to bring out everything from meadow flavors and grassy notes, to citrus and tropical fruit flavors in the bottle. In general, though, Sauvignon Blanc varietal grapes tend to produce wines which are dry, zesty and crisp in their nature, and extremely refreshing when served chilled.

Country: Greece

Few countries in the world can claim such an illustrious history of viticulture as that found in Greece, just as few countries can benefit from such an impressive range of terrain as that found across the mainland and islands of this ancient and fascinating land. When we consider that grapes are grown everywhere from the tiny islands in the Aegean sea, to larger land masses such as Rhodes and Crete, on the arid and rocky mainland and mountainous regions of Greek Macedonia, it is no wonder Greek wines show such huge diversity in style, flavor, aroma and character. One thing remains consistent, however, and that is the dedication to producing distinctly 'Greek' wines, full of characteristics which reflect the slow evolution of viticulture in a country which has been producing wine for several thousand years. Whilst certain wines, such as Retsina and those made from the Agiorghitiko grapes have long since been popular with fine wine drinkers world-wide, Greek wineries are continuing to produce superb wines using a wide range of native and imported grape varietals, meaning there are always plenty of new flavors and aromas to discover.