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Κυριακή, 30 Απρίλιος 2017 23:45

Behind The Label: Alpha Estate Sauvignon Blanc Fume



Alpha Estate Sauvignon Blanc Fume


Alpha Estate Sauvignon Blanc Fume has clear lemon green color.


It has a delicate and rather fragrant nose with aromas of peach, tropical fruits like pineapple and melon, accompanied with some hints of floral & herbal aromas, tobacco and vanilla.


On the palate, the alpha estate’s fume has medium+ acidity and medium+ body, with a mineral character. The dominant flavors are these of stone fruits (peach, ripe apricot) and tropical fruits (pineapple, passion fruit, melon), combined with hints of herbs, butter and oak. It is overall a well-balanced wine with a good structure, and a medium aftertaste.


It can be paired well with hard cheese and sea food.


Enjoy it chilled at 12.5°C.



Vine Grower: Makis Mavridis

Winemaker: Angelos Iatridis

Grape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc 100%

Location: Kalyva Single Vineyard. Amyndeon plateau.

Vineyard: 2.3ha linear trained, privately owned vineyard situated at an altitude of 635 m.

Soil: Sandy – sandy clay soil over limestone of excellent drainage.

Harvest: Manual harvesting in 15 kg capacity picking baskets. September 1st

Density of Plantation: 3.700 shoots / ha.

Yield: 0.75 kg/m2 of active canopy. 52 HL/ha, post to green harvest & selection.

Vinification Method & Maturation: Skin contact under inert atmosphere at low temperature, controlled alcoholic fermentation in fine grain, white toasted Tronçais oak barrique casks with regular stirring on fine lees for seven months. Maximum 7 months following vinification in the same oak casks.

Total Precipitation: 281.6 mm. April – September.

Alcohol: 13% vol.

Average Berry Weight: 0,75 gr


Points: 92/100


Alpha Estate Wines


Alpha Estate