Alpha Estate Pinot Noir Ecosystem - Strofi 2018 750ml

size
750ml
country
Greece
WA
90
WA
90
Rated 90 by Wine Advocate
The 2018 Pinot Noir Ecosystem Strofi Single Block was aged for 12 months in new French barriques and comes in at 13.8% alcohol. Silky and rather powerful, this is also wonderfully aromatic, doing the grape justice. Penetrating on the finish, it has plenty of grip, plus touches of black cherry and an earthy hint. The structure is great and so is the finesse. All that is holding this back just now is the expression of the fruit. There are hints it will come, but this is very closed. It looks like it is positioned to be a big winner, though. It would help if you can give it some time. I would guess that this will be in great form around 2025, but it will certainly be approachable before then—even now, if you must. This has some things to prove in the cellar, but I'm leaning up on this for the moment. ... More details
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Alpha Estate Pinot Noir Ecosystem - Strofi 2018 750ml

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$34.94
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WA
90
WA
90
Rated 90 by Wine Advocate
The 2018 Pinot Noir Ecosystem Strofi Single Block was aged for 12 months in new French barriques and comes in at 13.8% alcohol. Silky and rather powerful, this is also wonderfully aromatic, doing the grape justice. Penetrating on the finish, it has plenty of grip, plus touches of black cherry and an earthy hint. The structure is great and so is the finesse. All that is holding this back just now is the expression of the fruit. There are hints it will come, but this is very closed. It looks like it is positioned to be a big winner, though. It would help if you can give it some time. I would guess that this will be in great form around 2025, but it will certainly be approachable before then—even now, if you must. This has some things to prove in the cellar, but I'm leaning up on this for the moment.
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A wine of great intensity, balance and structure. Depth and concentration balanced by the fresh acidity and minerality that are typical of the site. Influenced by new oak, their subdued, alluring aromas, characterized from wild cherries aromas, with hints of spiced black plums, raspberries and cocoa seduce the educated palate, as does the vibrant acidity.
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size
750ml
country
Greece
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Rated 90 - The 2018 Pinot Noir Ecosystem Strofi Single Block was aged for 12 months in new French barriques and comes in at 13.8% alcohol. Silky and rather powerful, this is also wonderfully aromatic, doing the grape justice. Penetrating on the finish, it has plenty of grip, plus touches of black cherry and an earthy hint. The structure is great and so is the finesse. All that is holding this back just now is the expression of the fruit. There are hints it will come, but this is very closed. It looks like it is positioned to be a big winner, though. It would help if you can give it some time. I would guess that this will be in great form around 2025, but it will certainly be approachable before then—even now, if you must. This has some things to prove in the cellar, but I'm leaning up on this for the moment.
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Varietal: Pinot Noir

Regularly described as being the grape varietal responsible for producing the world's most romantic wines, Pinot Noir has long been associated with elegance and a broad range of flavors The name means 'black pine' in French, and this is due to the fact that the fruit of this particular varietal is especially dark in color, and hangs in a conical shape, like that of a pine cone. Despite being grown today in almost every wine producing country, Pinot Noir is a notoriously difficult grape variety to cultivate. This is because it is especially susceptible to various forms of mold and mildew, and thrives best in steady, cooler climates. However, the quality of the fruit has ensured that wineries and vintners have persevered with the varietal, and new technologies and methods have overcome many of the problems it presents. Alongside this, the wide popularity and enthusiasm for this grape has ensured it will remain a firm favorite amongst wine drinkers for many years to come.
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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.
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Varietal: Pinot Noir

Regularly described as being the grape varietal responsible for producing the world's most romantic wines, Pinot Noir has long been associated with elegance and a broad range of flavors The name means 'black pine' in French, and this is due to the fact that the fruit of this particular varietal is especially dark in color, and hangs in a conical shape, like that of a pine cone. Despite being grown today in almost every wine producing country, Pinot Noir is a notoriously difficult grape variety to cultivate. This is because it is especially susceptible to various forms of mold and mildew, and thrives best in steady, cooler climates. However, the quality of the fruit has ensured that wineries and vintners have persevered with the varietal, and new technologies and methods have overcome many of the problems it presents. Alongside this, the wide popularity and enthusiasm for this grape has ensured it will remain a firm favorite amongst wine drinkers for many years to come.
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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.