Alpha Estate Sauvignon Blanc "Fume" 2016

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90 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"The 2016 Sauvignon Blanc is unoaked and comes in at 13% alcohol. Whenever I tease winemaker and co-owner Angelos Latridis about making so many wines from French grapes, he has several easy answers and one really great one, even if he is too polite to give it. Namely, Sauvignon Blanc. Angelos, Amyndeon and Sauvignon go very well together. It just works. On a regular basis, this (and the oaked version) may be the best Sauvignon in Greece. This vintage may not be their greatest effort, but it is a very good one and it certainly shows their skill with the grape. Refined, classic, understated and far less funky than the Sauvignon-Assyrtiko blend reviewed this issue, this gentle but irresistible Sauvignon is a complete pleasure to drink. It is easily identifiable as Sauvignon, but everything is in perfect balance. Nothing hits you over the head. As unassuming as it seems to be at times, it lingers beautifully and never fades. Drink it young. I have my doubts as to whether this will stay at peak for all of its useful life, but while it is at peak, it will be another nice bargain from Alpha Estate."

Notes from the Winemaker

Brilliantly, light yellow in color. Bursting flavors including ripe gooseberry, passion fruit, fresh citrus lime and exotic herbaceous aromas. The wine has an exciting palate with layers of juicy flavors, intensity and fullness, finishing with a refreshing crisp, clean and racy acidity.