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Alpha Estate Sauvignon Blanc Fume 2018 750ml
SKU: 15898

Alpha Estate Sauvignon Blanc Fume 2018

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750ml
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Category White Wine
Varietal
Region Greece, Macedonia
Brand Alpha Estate
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
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Brilliant light yellow color with greenish hints. Intense and rich nose, typical of the variety, with citrus, passion fruit, honeydew and hints of oak. Full mouth, creamy, with excellent balance, freshness and finesse. Persistent after taste aromas with long finish. Pair with white meats in rich creamy sauces by themselves or with pasta, smoked fishes, raw shell fish and crustaceans. Fish platters, grilled fishes.
Wine Advocate
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The 2018 Sauvignon Blanc Fumé Ecosystem Kaliva is Alpha's single-block (Kaliva) Sauvignon Blanc, aged for seven months in new French barriques. It is part of the new "Ecosystem" branding. (Earlier oaked bottlings were typically just called "Barrel Fermented.") It comes in at 13.3% alcohol, 7.2 grams of total acidity and 1.3 of residual sugar-making it nicely dry. This seems unconvincing early on, unable to pull in the wood, but time, air and warmth allowed it to show far better. At that point, it was typical Alpha Sauvignon, with focus and structure, plus some vegetal nuances. The fruit easily triumphed over the wood. It's a little vegetal and invigorating. Overall, this could use more development-it might be better in the summer of 2020. But it looks like another nice effort.

October 31, 2019
Wine Enthusiast
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Aged 7 months in barrique, this white begins with an orange marmalade and lemon compote nose. It's fruity in style but with an appealing smoky finish. The overall character is mouthfilling but its clean edge keeps it lively.

April 1, 2020