Alpha Estate Hedgehog Xinomavro

Alpha Estate Hedgehog Xinomavro 2013

  • $30.00*

Hedgehog is the name of the single vineyard block, chosen by Alpha Estate to designate the best expression and typical character of Xinomavro, the nobelest red varietal of Northern Greece.The vineyard was originally an ancient nesting area for the local hedgehog. The vineyard sits at an altitude of 690 metres.
"An unusual variety, native to Greece, with a lean, slightly acidic style and raspberry-like fruit. It's clean and bright with a medium red/brick colour, and an earthy, dusty aroma that builds red fruit as it airs. The firm tannin grip makes it seem a touch hollow but it's an elegant, lean, medium-weight wine of real charm" Huon Hooke August 2013

Excellent with juicy grilled red meats, sausages, stewed hare, beef or pork in spicy tomato sauce, grilled red peppers and ripe matured cheeses.

* Price is in any mixed six bottles of wine. Prices may vary in store

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