Alpha Estate Turtles Vineyard Malagouzia 2016

Alpha Estate Turtles Vineyard Malagouzia 2016

SKU 51032


Brilliantly, light yellow in color with greenish tints. Strong and lively nose, typical Malagouzia, suggesting rose petal with floral aromas and sweet spices, melon, litchi with a note of honeysuckle. Round and mellow on the palate, fat but balanced, high in alcohol with plenty of finesse. Well structured, reminding the nose aromas with a hint of rosemary. A richly textured wine with superb length and balance. A classy wine with long finish and persistent aromas. Harmony: Excellently married with green salads, baked vegetables, pasta, low fat fishes and a wide variety of Greek sea food "Meze".
Category White Wine
Region Greece, Macedonia
Brand Alpha Estate
Alcohol/vol 13%
  • wa89

Wine AdvocateThe 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. Admittedly, tasting it this young does make it a bit harder to project in terms of its future, but it's worth the effort and these have held well for fresh whites, even in tougher years (see the recent re-evaluation of the 2014, here: They have demonstrated some ability to hold and improve, at least in the context of wines that should be drunk relatively young. All that said, right at the moment this seems to be a very good, but not great Malagouzia. Aromatically, it is typically splendid, as noted above. It tastes great and lingers nicely in its understated fashion. Maybe it will come together a bit more with a few more months in bottle, as they sometimes do. It is still easily worth the modest price given how enticing it is.

Mark Squires, April 28, 2017
  • we87

Wine EnthusiastThis easygoing wine starts with fresh fruit aromas and offers ripe melon and tropical fruit flavors on the palate. The wine has an undercurrent of acidity but overall is a full bodied pour. A nice patio choice and great with cheeses, fish.

Susan Kostrzewa, September 1, 2017

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