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Alpha Estate Sauvignon Blanc Fumé Single Block 'Kaliva'

Impressive, powerful, ripe citrus, gooseberry, and vanilla scents coat this muscular Fumé styled Sauvignon. Fumé means smoky and there is definitely a hint of smoky spice on the nose. This is a full-bodied, silkily textured wine with several layers of complexity largely driven by its seven months of barrel ageing. The citrus, peachy fruit is smooth as silk, surrounded by subtle vanilla hints and glimpses of carefully toasted brioche. It should be considered a worthy alternative to White Burgundy. The wine has lovely long, lingering finish, and the background crispness only enhances this further. A perfect pairing to all sorts of shellfish, grilled prawns, scallops or lobster. In fact, any grilled fish would do this stunning wine justice.
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Type: Dry White
Varietal Composition: Sauvignon Blanc 100%
Region: PGI Florina, Amyndeon, North Greece
Vinification: Skin contact under inert atmosphere at low temperature, controlled alcoholic fermentation in fine grain, medium toast Vosges oak barrique casks with regular stirring. Maximum 7 months following vinification in the same oak casks. 69ha of Linear, privately owned vineyard situated at an altitude of 620-710 m. Soil is a sandy clay soil of excellent drainage. Manual harvesting in small picking boxes.

Alpha Estate, Amyndeon, Macedonia

Alpha Estate was founded in 1997 by viticulturist Makis Mavridis and oenologist Angelos Iatridis, with the aim of producing world-class wines from estate-grown grapes. The Estate was located in Amyndeon, an appellation in Macedonia recognised for its unique terroir and the quality of its wines. At an altitude of 620-710m, it is one of the coolest regions of Greece where considerable rainfall and winter snow provide vines with the necessary water to endure relatively dry summers. Additionally, two neighbouring lakes moderate the local climate, allowing the grapes to ripen slowly, in mild conditions. Poor soils with good drainage create a slight water deficit for the vines, resulting in small berries with intense colour and concentrated flavours and aromas. The 75 hectares of vineyards at Alpha Estate are entirely privately owned, a rarity in Greece, ensuring complete control of the vineyards, which are cultivated sustainably and with an absolute focus on quality. The vineyards include a very special, ungrafted, Xinomavro parcel planted in 1919, along with new plantings (from 1995 onwards) of both indigenous and international varieties, including Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer, Malagouzia, Pinot Noir, Negro Amaro, Montepulciano, Tannat, Barbera, Mavrodaphne, Merlot, Syrah, and Xinomavro.

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