Alpha Estate Hedgehog Vineyard Xinomavro 2008


—VINTAGES#: 259762
Alpha Estate Hedgehog Vineyard Xinomavro 2008
The 2008 Xinomavro 'Hedgehog Vineyard,' a new bottling from Alpha, is a single vineyard Xinomavro, sourced from vines grown at 690 meters above sea level and aged in French oak for 12 months. It replaces in Alpha's lineup what used to be the 'regular' Xinomavro. It is a very fine value point in this very fine lineup. Beautifully constructed, gracious and tinged with a bit of oak in its youth, it has the acidity and fruit to cut through the oak and the tannins to provide intensity and support the wine as it ages. Its one downside is that it doesn't have a lot of mid-palate concentration. It has a lot of persistence, though, and unlike a lot of Xinomavros, it is beautifully balanced, the tannins quite obvious but not quite as hard as in some cases. This is a fine performance for the money that provides lots of power and fruit, yet at the same time, a very elegant and approachable feel. Drink 2012-2021. Score - 90. (Mark Squires,, June 2011)
Release Date:
April 13, 2013
750 mL bottle
Made in:
Macedonia, Greece
Alpha Estate
Sugar Content:
6 g/L
Sweetness Descriptor:
D - Dry
Full-bodied & Smooth

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