Ktima Gerovassiliou Sauvignon Blanc Fumé Epanomi 2017
£94.54 Price Per Case ( 6 Bottles )
Country - Greece
Region - Macedonia
Grape Varieties - Sauvignon Blanc 100%
Alcohol by volume - 14%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Ktima Gerovassiliou
Tasting notes - Bright yellow-gold in colour, with a vibrant bouquet of tropical fruits, pineapple and melon. The fruits are echoed on the palate with hints of toasty vanilla. Elegant and creamy, this is complex and structured with a long, persistent finish.
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Herbaceous and with vibrant aromas of pine and wild herbs, full bodied and layered through to a beautiful mineral and long citrus finish.
Ktima Gerovassiliou is the brainchild of Evangelos Gerovassiliou. He initiated the revival of the family vineyard by planting the nearly extinct Malagousia in 1981. This state of the art winery is now surrounded by 72 hectares of meticulously well cared vineyards on the slopes of Epanomi. Ktima Gerovassiliou guarantees consistent, high quality wines of international acclaim every year and his Malagousia remains the benchmark to this day.
2017 was the coldest year experienced in the last 30 years in this region. A long, heavy winter was followed by a cool spring which provided some beneficial rain, which led to optimal growing and maturation conditions. The white wines are full bodied and have rich varietal aromas with good balancing acidity. The harvest started on 13th August and was completed on 8th September.
At Ktima Gerovassiliou, the single, private 74 hectare vineyard is cultivated with great care and enthusiasm, which leads to constant research and experimentation with Greek and international varieties. New technological advances blend well with tradition throughout the vine growing and vinification processes to produce high quality wines that carry all the distinct characteristics of the terroir of Epanomi. The climate in the region of Epanomi is Mediterranean with mild winters and hot summers, tempered by sea breezes. The vineyard is surrounded on three sides by the sea, which is three kilometres away, while its west side faces the Thermaic Gulf, Mount Olympus and the beaches of Pieria. The vines are grown in soils which are mainly sandy with a few clayey substrates and calcareous rocks. It is rich in sea fossils, as the surrounding hilly area was formed by sea deposits.
The Sauvignon Blanc grapes are cultivated in several blocks of the estate's vineyards. After skin contact to extract aromas and flavours, the grapes were fermented in French oak barrels. Following fermentation, the wine was then aged on its fine lees for five months, imparting a creamy texture to the resulting wine.
Bright yellow-gold in colour, with a vibrant bouquet of tropical fruits, pineapple and melon. The fruits are echoed on the palate with hints of toasty vanilla. Elegant and creamy, this is complex and structured with a long, persistent finish.
Sauvignon Blanc 100%
Silver, DWWA, 2018
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- 6 Bottles