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Professional Ratings: 91 The Wine Advocate
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Style: Light & Crisp
Item no. 124599
Brilliantly, light yellow in color with greenish tints. Strong and lively nose, typical Sauvignon Blanc, suggesting gooseberry, passion fruits, 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.
The 2012 Sauvignon Blanc is tank fermented, from Alpha's vines in the "Children" and "Alpheta" sub-regions of the Amyndeon plateau at 620-710 meters, aged sur lie. This is just lovely. I've often admired Greek Sauv Blancs—one of the international grapes the country tends to get right—but this is one of the better ones for sure, perhaps even better than last year's. Showing fine purity of fruit and quite clearly being Sauvignon Blanc, this is well integrated and well balanced, yet persistent and flavorful on the finish. However long this holds in theory, noting that this has good acidity and rather fine concentration for the grape, you will do yourself and the wine a favor by drinking it young and fresh, rather than viewing it as a cellar selection.