*6R* 2017 Alpha Estate "Ecosystem Reserve Barba Yannis" Vielles Vignes Xinomavro (Amyndeon, Greece)

Weight: 6R

Varietal: Xinomavro

Region: Amyndeon, Greece

94+ points, The Wine Advocate

"The 2016 Xinomavro Ecosystem Reserve Vielles Vignes Barba Yannis Single Block was aged for 24 months in new French barriques and comes in at 13.7% alcohol. Unfiltered, it was held back a year after bottling. By "old vines," the winery means "ungrafted bush vines" from 1919. This looks brilliant. Silky, powerful and intense, it is all about the acidity and tannins on opening. It grips the palate, lifts the fruit and won't let go." - Mark Squires