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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Wine Wednesday: Alpha Estate Malagouzia

Posted By on April 27, 2016, 9:29 AM

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The more I taste the modern wines of Greece, the more I come to like them. The temperate Mediterranean climate there - along with varied terroir - lends itself well to the production of high-quality, warm-weather wines. 

One such wine that I had the pleasure of tasting recently is Alpha Estate Malagouzia Turtles Vineyard 2013 ($18).  Alpha Estate is located in the heart of the Amyndeon, a wine region in the Northwest of Greece. The estate's vineyards cover over 160 acres situated on a plateau around 2,000 feet above sea level.

The wine is 100% Malagouzia - one of the "new kids" on the white wine varietal block. Said wine critic Robert Parker in The Wine Advocate  of Alpha Estate wines, " of those hot estates that should draw consumer attention. This winery has been considered to be a 'comer' for awhile. It is fair to end that talk. They have arrived and are making terrific wines."

I agree. The Alpha Estate Malagouzia Turtles Vineyard 2013 is  quite lovely, with flowery aromas of roses along with honeysuckle and litchi. It's a big, round wine on the palate with a rich texture. Try it with lighter-sauced pastas, chicken or an array of Greek meze. 

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