Alpha Estate

Alpha Estate

Alpha Estate is located in the heart of the Amyndeon, a wine region in the Northwest of Greece. The estate's vineyards cover 65 hectares situated on a plateau between 620 and 710 meters above sea level. The soil is sandy clay, ideal for water drainage.

Alpha Estate is presided over by Angelo Iatridis, considered by many to be Greece's most promising winemaker. Angelo cultivates international varieties as well as indigenous Greek varieties, and all the wines are elaborated in Alpha's state-of-the-art gravity-flow winery.

"This winery has been considered to be a "comer" for awhile. It's fair to end that talk. They have arrived and are making terrific wines. They have their own style and the Amyndeon terroir is somewhat different than Naoussa, they say, which is the signature appellation for Xinomavro in Greece. Taking that all together, Alpha's wines are more refined and accessible than some of the more rustic versions of Xinomavro."
-The Wine Advocate

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Alpha Estate 'Turtles' Malagouzia 2017
89  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 89 "The 2017 Malagouzia Turtles Vineyard is unoaked and comes in at 13.2% alcohol. As with most of the better versions of this grape, it is fun just to smell. It could, perhaps, use a little more intensity, but the purity of fruit is impressive, and the concentration is reasonable for
Item Number: 29177
Bottle:$15.95
Case: $191.40
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Alpha Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2017
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "The 2017 Sauvignon Blanc is unoaked and comes in at 13.3% alcohol. Bottled in October 2017, this had a nice long rest afterwards before tasting. For the unoaked whites, it is typically my favorite point in Alpha's lineup. This is curiously restrained—I've seen funkier versions,
Item Number: 28774
Bottle:$15.95
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Alpha Estate 'Axia' Xinomavro/Syrah 2015
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "The 2015 Axia red is the typical and equal blend of Syrah and Xinomavro, aged for 12 months in an equal mixture of new and second use French oak. It comes in at 13.36% alcohol. Silky in texture, this is very crisp this year, showing off its Amyndeon acidity. It is a classic food

Alpha Estate 'Turtles' Malagouzia 2016
89  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 89 "The 2016 Malagouzia Turtles Vineyard is unoaked and comes in at 13% alcohol. This is a bit on the lighter side, but it is fresh, pure and wonderfully aromatic. Sometimes, I wish all consumers could taste this as young as I sometimes see it. It's a fine experience that way.

Alpha Estate 'Turtles' Malagouzia 2015
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "The 2015 Malagouzia "Turtles Vineyard" is unoaked and comes in at 12.5% alcohol. The vintage may have some issues for Xinomavro, said some producers, but the whites have no problems here. There was a moment when I considered just smelling this and not bothering to drink it. It has

Alpha Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2016
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "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

Alpha Estate 'Axia' Xinomavro/Syrah 2013
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 The 2013 Axia red is the latest release of Alpha's familiar 50/50 blend of Xinomavro and Syrah, aged for 12 months in French oak (half new, half second use). It comes in at 13.5% alcohol. Beautifully balanced, this expressive wine is elegant and moderate in tannic pop even in its

Alpha Estate 'Xinomavro Rsv' Vielles Vines 2012
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "The 2012 Xinomavro Reserve Vielles Vines is the newest release in this brand, on the market just now. It is also part of this issue's focus on Amyndeon terroir. Sourced from 91-year-old vines at 620 to 710 meters in altitude, this was aged for twenty-four months in new French oak,

Alpha Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2015
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91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "The 2015 Sauvignon Blanc is unoaked and comes in at 13% alcohol. Opening with some delicacy, it also then provides all that Sauvignon grass and green while surrounding an elegant mid-palate with big hits of acidity. It is rather green–it is classic Sauvignon. It eventually shows

Alpha Estate 'Turtles' Malagouzia 2014
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Spectator 90 WS TOP 100 Rank 73 "Rich and flush with fresh-cut green apple, honeydew melon and grapefruit flavors that feature a vibrant minerality. Delivers hints of savory herbs, leading to a lush finish of cream and spice. Drink now through 2018. 8,500 cases made. –KM"  Wine Advocate 90

Alpha Estate 'Axia' Xinomavro/Syrah 2012
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "The 2012 Malagouzia Axia was tank fermented and sourced from Alpha’s vines in the “Turtles” sub-region of the Amyndeon plateau at 620-710 meters in altitude. It comes in at 13% alcohol. Rather full bodied and relatively lush relative to what I see for some bottlings from the

Alpha Estate 'Reserve VV' Xinomavro 2011
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94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "The 2011 Xinomavro Reserve Vielles Vignes is one of Alpha's prestige labels. At the price point, considering the quality, it is also one of Greece's most intriguing bargains. Sourced from ungrafted 90-year-old bush vines, it was aged for 24 months in new French oak from various

Alpha Estate 'Axia' Xinomavro/Syrah 2011
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 " The 2011 Axia, the typical 50-50 Syrah and Xinomavro blend, was aged for 12 months in second-use French oak, medium to light toast. It comes in at 14.5% alcohol. This can sometimes be a bit closed in its youth, but I gave it a little extra rest this year and was rewarded with

Alpha Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2014
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 " The 2014 Sauvignon Blanc is an unoaked bottling that spent four months on the lees and comes in at 13% alcohol. Another beautifully focused Sauvignon from Alpha Estate, this shows considerable greenness, a bit more broccoli and asparagus notes early on than mere grassiness, but