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Alpha Estate, Single Vineyard Turtles Florina Malagouzia 2020 (1x75cl)

Country: Greece
Region: Macedonia
Grape Variety: Malagouzia
Vegan: No
Bottle Size: 75cl
ABV: 13.0%
Availability:7 in stock for same working day dispatch when ordered by 12pm
No further stock available
Product Code: GRMA0011B20S
£14.70

Awarded 16.5 points (of 20) on Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages (www.JancisRobinson.com) - reviewer Julia Harding MW - in June 2021 (see blue link below).

Alpha Estate,  Single Vineyard Turtles Florina Malagouzia 2020 - jancisrobinson.com June 2021 review

Alpha Estate is situated in the Ampelia region, in the heart of the Amyndeon district, an area of VQPRD wines in the northern part of Greece. Two factors contribute to the special character of Alpha Estate grapes: meso-climate and soil. Moderate temperatures and heavy winter rains create ideal conditions for the grapes to ripen, whilst our soils with good drainage create a mild water deficit for the vines, resulting in small berries with intense red colour and concentrated flavours and aromas.

The privately owned vineyard of the estate is situated on a plateau at an altitude of 620-710m with a northwest exposure, covering a total area of 65 hectares. The local climate is characterized by cold winters with sufficient rainfall and snow to provide the vines with the necessary water supplies to endure the relatively dry summer. Additionally, two neighbouring lakes contribute to the existence of a mild semi-continental climate perfect for the cultivation of both foreign and indigenous red and white grape varieties.

The Malagouzia grapes (pronounced Mah-lah-gou-ZYA) come from a single vineyard site, known as "Turtles" because it is a nesting site for the local turtle population. The soil is sandy clay with excellent drainage.

For more detail, see the blue link below for the excellent fiche technique/technical note from the winemakers themselves.

Alpha Estate,  Single Vineyard Turtles Florina Malagouzia 2020 - fiche technique

100% Malagouzia. 

Brilliantly, light yellow in color with greenish tints. Strong and lively nose, typical Malagouzia, suggesting rose petal with floral aromas and sweet spices, melon, litchi with a note of honeysuckle. Round and mellow on the palate, fat but balanced, high in alcohol with plenty of finesse. Well structured, reminding the nose aromas with a hint of rosemary. A richly textured wine with superb length and balance. A classy wine with long finish and persistent aromas.

Excellently married with green salads, baked vegetables, pasta, low fat fishes and a wide variety of Greek sea food, meze.