Alpha Estate Sauvignon Blanc Ecosystem - Kaliva 2018 750ml
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Alpha Estate Sauvignon Blanc Ecosystem - Kaliva 2018

Amyndeon - Greece

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Rated 90 by Wine Advocate
The 2018 Sauvignon Blanc Fumé Ecosystem Kaliva is Alpha's single-block (Kaliva) Sauvignon Blanc, aged for seven months in new French barriques. It is part of the new "Ecosystem" branding. (Earlier oaked bottlings were typically just called "Barrel Fermented.") It comes in at 13.3% alcohol, 7.2 grams of total acidity and 1.3 of residual sugar—making it nicely dry. This seems unconvincing early on, unable to pull in the wood, but time, air and warmth allowed it to show far better. At that point, it was typical Alpha Sauvignon, with focus and structure, plus some vegetal nuances. The fruit easily triumphed over the wood. It's a little vegetal and invigorating. Overall, this could use more development—it might be better in the summer of 2020. But it looks like another nice effort.

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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.