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Xinomavro Hedgehog Single Vineyard

Alpha Estate - Xinomavro Hedgehog Single Vineyard 2017

Greece
Red Wine from Greece
Price: £17.95
Case Rate: £17.16
Ex Tax: £14.96
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Winery: Alpha Estate
Wine Maker: Angelos Iatridis
Grape: Xinomavro
Grape Percentage: 100%
Alcohol Percentage: 13%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
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Rating 91 pts  Wine Advocate/Robert Parker
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Country:
Winery: Alpha Estate
Wine Maker: Angelos Iatridis
Grape: Xinomavro
Grape Percentage: 100%
Alcohol Percentage: 13%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750

Wine tasting notes

Splendid, purple red color. Complex, typical bouquet of leather and spices (vanilla, pepper, clove), with hints of ripe blackberry. Full mouth, rounded tannins, balanced acidity and wood tones. Long aftertaste with intense quince aroma.

Food matching

Excellently married with green salads, baked vegetables, pasta, low fat fishes and a wide variety of Greek sea food "Meze". Best served at 11° C (51,8° F) .

Expert reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2012) - 91 pts

April 2016 - Mark Squires - The 2012 Xinomavro Hedgehog Vineyard is the latest iteration in this bargain-priced brand, also part of this issue's focus on Amyndeon terroir. It was just recently released. It was aged for 12 of months in French oak (half new, half used). The Hedgehog is a perennial value point in the lineup these days, a wine that always provides value with some distinction. This is another beauty. Perfectly focused, it is tight and pointed, yet deep and rather lush, relatively speaking. Its oaky initial demeanor faded with aeration, leaving a wine with increasing purity of fruit. This overachiever could benefit from another year or so in the cellar, but it combines power, fine concentration and balance. It's worth leaning up.


JancisRobinson.com (2012) - 17 pts

Sandy and sandy clay over limestone. 12 months in Allier oak. TA 6 g/l, RS 2 g/l, pH 3.42. Deep cherry red. Deliciously restrained dark-red fruit aroma with notes of inviting sour cherry. That same sour cherry on the palate, along with spice and chewy depths that need more time to release the fragrance of the fruit. Firm, dry tannins but fresh and super-tangy but dark-fruited on the finish. A baby but already showing very good harmony. Long, lightly spice finish, the oak well in the background. (JH)


Wine Spectator (2013) - 89 pts

There's plenty of fresh acidity behind the raspberry, cherry and damson plum flavors, flanked by rich notes of dried meat and Asian spice. Medium-weight tannins show on the minerally finish. Drink now through 2020.