2010 Alpha Estate "Hedgehog Vineyard" Xinomavro Amyndeon

SKU #1163649 Jancis Robinson

 Single vineyard block that best expresses the cool terroir and free-draining sandy soils at 690 metres. 12 months in French oak. TA 5.7 g/l, pH 3.4. Mid cherry red with pale rim. Peppery red-fruit aroma, really fragrant, and wonderful freshness on the palate. Subtle but present tannins now finely integrated with the fruit. Surprisingly delicate and very persistent, lovely pure fruit, impeccably handled in the winery for a refined but highly drinkable wine with a distinctive character. (JH) 17.5/20 points. Drink 2014-2019.  (1/2014)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2010 Xinomavro Hedgehog Vineyard is from the Hedgehog sub-region in Amyndeon, another high-altitude wine similar to the others reviewed this issue in that regard. This wine was aged for 12 months in French oak and comes in at 13.5% alcohol. It is also another beautifully balanced 2010 in this lineup. Alpha typically presents a rather refined version of Xinomavro, but the 2010 vintage here seems to emphasize harmony and restraint. To be sure, underneath this understated Xinomavro is the earthiness and acidity we Xinomavro lovers have come to know and adore -- although it took about an hour to get there. Granting that it is not particularly concentrated and may not be the winery’s best ager, the longer it was open, the more I liked it, as it demonstrated its persistence as well as finesse. It is very nice, and a nice bargain, too. Drink now-2020.  (2/2014)

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