Alpha Estate Xinomavro Hedgehog Vineyard 2018 750ml

size
750ml
country
Greece
W&S
94
DC
92
Additional vintages
2018 2017 2016
W&S
94
Rated 94 by Wine & Spirits
Angelo Iatrides maps his vineyards in exceptional detail, so that he can fine-tune the farming down to each vine. That care shows in this wine, from a vintage that experienced both drought and excessive wetness. It’s textbook xinomavro in the most elegant way, notes of tomato, roses and forest floor mingling in its scent. It’s sweet, herbal and animal in flavor, with leather and lamb adding depth to the bright cherry and cranberry fruit, finishing with a cool freshness that lasts. ... More details
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Alpha Estate Xinomavro Hedgehog Vineyard 2018 750ml

SKU 852672
$19.93
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Professional Ratings
W&S
94
DC
92
W&S
94
Rated 94 by Wine & Spirits
Angelo Iatrides maps his vineyards in exceptional detail, so that he can fine-tune the farming down to each vine. That care shows in this wine, from a vintage that experienced both drought and excessive wetness. It’s textbook xinomavro in the most elegant way, notes of tomato, roses and forest floor mingling in its scent. It’s sweet, herbal and animal in flavor, with leather and lamb adding depth to the bright cherry and cranberry fruit, finishing with a cool freshness that lasts.
DC
92
Rated 92 by Decanter
Perfumed with sappy fruit characteristics, red currant, raspberries, and crunchy red cherries following through the palate with notably little oak with a long lingering finish. (Silver) - 2021 World Wine Awards
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size
750ml
country
Greece
Additional vintages
2018 2017 2016
Overview
Rated 94 - Angelo Iatrides maps his vineyards in exceptional detail, so that he can fine-tune the farming down to each vine. That care shows in this wine, from a vintage that experienced both drought and excessive wetness. It’s textbook xinomavro in the most elegant way, notes of tomato, roses and forest floor mingling in its scent. It’s sweet, herbal and animal in flavor, with leather and lamb adding depth to the bright cherry and cranberry fruit, finishing with a cool freshness that lasts.
green grapes

Varietal: Xinomavro

In Macedonia and other parts of southern Europe, the main red wine grape varietal grown is the Xinomavro, a blue-black skinned grape whose name translates as 'acid black'. This grape thrives in the hot and arid landscapes of parts of Greece and the Mediterranean coast, and has been used for centuries for the production of superbly characterful dark red wines. The main features of the Xinomavro grape include their thick skins, which hold a high tannin content, and the fact that they contain a relatively high amount of acidity. These features are often problematic in young wines made from Xinomavro grapes, but also produce exquisite aged wines, when the tannins and acids have been given time to mellow and round out. In aged Xinomavro wines, a wide bouquet of delightful aromas is often present, containing classic Mediterranean notes such as black olive and dried tomato.
fields

Country: Greece

Thanks to thousands of years of viticulture, and a dedication to quality and experimentation, Greek wines remain in a league of their own and continue to surprise and delight wine lovers around the world. From the refined and delicious Agiorghitiko wines, with their deep ruby red color and intense fruit flavors, to the unusual and highly aromatic fortified wines made with the black Mavrodaphne grapes, Greek wine is renowned for its variety and consistent excellence. It seems the blazing Mediterranean sunshine allows wineries to make the most of the late harvests and all the intensity of flavor this brings, resulting in wines which are bursting with fruit-forward character and unusual aromas.
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green grapes

Varietal: Xinomavro

In Macedonia and other parts of southern Europe, the main red wine grape varietal grown is the Xinomavro, a blue-black skinned grape whose name translates as 'acid black'. This grape thrives in the hot and arid landscapes of parts of Greece and the Mediterranean coast, and has been used for centuries for the production of superbly characterful dark red wines. The main features of the Xinomavro grape include their thick skins, which hold a high tannin content, and the fact that they contain a relatively high amount of acidity. These features are often problematic in young wines made from Xinomavro grapes, but also produce exquisite aged wines, when the tannins and acids have been given time to mellow and round out. In aged Xinomavro wines, a wide bouquet of delightful aromas is often present, containing classic Mediterranean notes such as black olive and dried tomato.
fields

Country: Greece

Thanks to thousands of years of viticulture, and a dedication to quality and experimentation, Greek wines remain in a league of their own and continue to surprise and delight wine lovers around the world. From the refined and delicious Agiorghitiko wines, with their deep ruby red color and intense fruit flavors, to the unusual and highly aromatic fortified wines made with the black Mavrodaphne grapes, Greek wine is renowned for its variety and consistent excellence. It seems the blazing Mediterranean sunshine allows wineries to make the most of the late harvests and all the intensity of flavor this brings, resulting in wines which are bursting with fruit-forward character and unusual aromas.