Alpha Estate is a gorgeous sprawling estate in Amyndeon, Greece that represents a new generation of Greek wines that extend past just the coastal AVAs. The winemaker, Angelos Iatridis trained in Bordeaux for years as well as Italy before returning to Greece and is considered the godfather of many well-known Greek wines.
The estate was recognized by Wine & Spirits as one of the Top 100 Wineries in the world in 2021 and it’s pretty easy to see why when they make wines like this. The Alpha Estate Sauvignon Blanc is a beauty – a Top 100 recipient but also a wine that was met with a trio of 90+ reviews and heaps of praise. This is a sophisticated Sauvignon Blanc that is going to delight all those who snag a few bottles.
92 Points, James Suckling
A vibrant and tropical white with notes of green apples, passion fruit, lime curd and kaffir leaves on the nose. Touch of juniper berry, too. it’s medium-bodied, crisp and textured, with subtle flinty hints at the end. Vegan.
90 Points, Wine Spectator (#85,Top 100 Wines of 2023)
A bright, light- to medium-bodied white, with hints of flint and chive blossoms accenting ripe green pear and melon fruit. Well-knit, with a minerally finish.
90 Points, Parker’s Wine Advocate
The 2022 Sauvignon Blanc is unoaked and dry and comes in at 13.1% alcohol. Like the other 2022s in this report, this has a crisp and wonderfully fresh feel. It is tightly wound and not quite as vegetal as some but always leaning to freshness. There is plenty of zing and zest on the finish and it makes this work. For all that freshness and elegance, it has reasonably good concentration and feels substantial in its youth (in bottle only about 60 days when tasted). This is a beauty in its style and on its own terms. It’s another success. It will drink great this summer, perhaps improve throughout the year and then hold on for several more. I do like to drink them on the younger side for safety, but I won’t be surprised if this one does a little better than anticipated.