GR-ALP-12-18

Assyrtiko 'Ecosystem- Aghia Kiriaki', Alpha Estate

Assyrtiko 'Ecosystem- Aghia Kiriaki', Alpha Estate

Varietal Composition: Assyrtiko 100%
Location: AGHIA KIRIAKI (1.51 ha.) – 40°40’31.34″N – 21°41’40.83″E.
Region: Amyndeon Viticulture Zone
Vineyard: Linear, 87ha vineyard at an altitude of 620-710 meters.
Vinification: Skin contact for 16 hours, controlled alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks with cooling jackets, maintenance of wine “sur lies” for four months with regular stirring.
Winemaker Notes: Crystal, bright sub-yellow – straw, with greenish hints. Nose intense and rich, complex, typical of the variety. Citrus, floral and white stone fruits. Excellent structure, creamy and crisp. Long and persistent finish.

Producer:
Vintage:
2018
Country:
Greece
Region:
Amyndeon
Variety:
Assyrtiko
Color:
White

Press & Reviews

Wine Advocate

Score:
91
Date:
2020-04-30

Wine & Spirits

Score:
94
Date:
2020-08-01
Review:
You can feel the ambition packed into this wine as soon as you lift the extra-thick bottle. Then you’ll smell it, in the pale, creamy, spicy scent of barrels. Sourced from a vineyard in Amyndeon planted in sandy clay at 1,755 feet of elevation, it lives up to its packaging, presenting assyrtiko in the style of Grand Cru Chablis. It’s rich, round and savory, the flavors presented in shades of beige—spice, earth, cream—with the variety’s inherent acidity pulling everything into a tailored, precise line. It holds that line for days after opening, the wine polished and powerful, designed to prove assyrtiko’s place in fine dining.