Alpha Estate Florina Pinot Noir Ecosystem Single Block Strofi 2021 750ml
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Alpha Estate Florina Pinot Noir Ecosystem Single Block Strofi 2021

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Category Red Wine
Origin Greece, Macedonia
Brand Alpha Estate
Meticulous care in the vineyard and a gentle touch in the winery resulted in ALPHA's PINOT NOIR. A wine of great intensity, balance and structure. Depth and concentration balanced by the fresh acidity and minerality that are typical of the site. Influenced by new oak, their subdued, alluring aromas, characterized from wild cherries aromas, with hints of spiced black plums, raspberries and cocoa seduce the educated palate, as does the vibrant acidity. Well paired with all white meats, from chicken to turkey and hare, grilled or cooked in fine sauces. Pork fillet and feathered game.
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The 2021 Pinot Noir Ecosystem Strofi Single Block was aged for 12 months in new French barriques and comes in at 14.48% alcohol. Alpha Estate has a stable of international grapes that it usually handles beautifully. The Pinot Noir has been my least favorite in most years, but it has been rounding into form. Alpha tends to keep plugging away until it is consistently excellent. This is a beauty. It has all the sensibilities that Pinot lovers who lean toward Burgundy will want, including an elegant mid-palate, silky texture and dry flavors on the finish. This has ripe fruit, but it never seems too much or even a little intrusive. It folds into the whole perfectly, making it serious and understated. The ripe tannins make it accessible. If you're looking for some candied concoction, that's not this. The remaining question with this (and the brand) is how it might age. It is at a price point that includes an expectation that it will develop and get better, even though it is quite approachable today. As yet, we don't have a long track record. Let's start here and see where it goes, but this somewhat subtle red does have the opportunity to improve over the next few years. It should hold at least another decade. Still, if this has a remaining question, it is the ability to age and develop.

Mark Squires, March 9, 2023

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