A Zeal for Xinomavro

Alpha Estate winemaker Angelos Iatridis forges a new path in Greece's cold north
Jun 15, 2015

When Angelos Iatridis, a Bordeaux-trained enologist, set out to find the right site in Greece for premium winemaking, he sought the coolest climate possible. Since then, he's gained a reputation for crafting outstanding Xinomavro. He discussed his ambitions for Greek winemaking with Wine Spectator's Esther Mobley.

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