"Full bottle 1,430 g. 100% Xinomavro at 620–710 m. Destemming, optical grape sorting and light crushing. Cold soak at 8 °C for two hours. Alcoholic fermentation in stainless-steel tanks with cooling jackets at gradually increasing temperatures. On lees for three months with regular stirring. TA 5.87 g/l, pH 3.3.
Very pale and very pretty pink. Beautifully, delicately scented with sour red fruits, citrus and a hint of stone dust, both pure and subtle, and – though it may sound contradictory – intense. On the palate, even more intense than I expected. So much tangy red fruit, exceptionally fresh but with a depth in the mouth to keep it in balance. Bone dry (just 1 g/l RS) and long. Very impressive in this vintage. Creamy but mouth-watering aftertaste and yet you can just feel a touch of tannins. Extremely precise winemaking and clearly lovely fruit. You could drink this on its own or with subtle food flavours. It might age longer than I have suggested but I haven't tasted any Alpha rosés with bottle age – and there is no need to wait. 17/20 points. (JH)"
Vinous Reverie Notes
Tasting Notes: Bright rose color, with salmon colour hints. Fruity nose with rich expression. rose petals and strawberries. Well balanced mouth, quite full, fat but balanced, reminding the nose aromas, with long aftertaste. Food Pairing: Well paired with local cuisine, roasted red peppers, stuffed tomatoes and peppers. Pasta in light tomato sauces, grilled salmon, crab cakes, spicy gazpacho soups, pizzas as well as with a great variety of Exotic cuisines, Chinese, Thai, Japanese.