Ktima Alpha Wines Malagouzia Single Vineyards Turtles 2019
The amazing Single Vineyards Turtles Malaogouzia Sauvignon Blanc from Ktima Alpha is a rich and full-flavoured white wine. The flavours of grapefruit, nectarine and hints of almond pour out of this delightful Greek wine.
Alpha Estate is located in Amyndeon, North West Greece. It is the brainchild of two visionaries, 2nd generation vine grower Makis Mavridis and Bordeaux trained winemaker Angelos Latrides. Angelos is one of the most talented winemakers working in Europe. This pristine estate in the cool highlands of Western Macedonia employs the most up to date vineyard techniques and winemaking technology to produce world-class wines from French and indigenous Greek varietals.
The Malagouzia grapes come from a single vineyard site, known as "Turtles" because it is a nesting site for the local turtle population. The soil is sandy clay with excellent drainage.
The grapes were destemmed, lightly crushed and then cold soaked with skin contact under controlled conditions. The alcoholic fermentation took place at gradually increasing temperatures then maintained on its fine lees or "sur lie" for two months with regular stirring, imparting a creamy texture and added complexity to the final wine.
A strong and lively nose of grapefruit, nectarine and hints of almond blossom. This richly textured wine is very flavoursome, has superb length, balance and plenty of finesse.
Ktima Alpha Malagouzia Single Vineyards Turtles is excellently matched with green salads, baked vegetables, pasta, non-oily fish and a wide variety of Greek seafood "Meze".
Grapes - Malagousia 80%, Sauvignon Blanc 20%
Country - Greece
Region - Macedonia
Dry/Sweet value: 2 (1 is dry, 7 is very sweet)
Residual Sugar: 3
Contains Sulphites: Yes