Gerovassiliou Estate White Assyrtiko 2018
£93.70 Price Per Case ( 6 Bottles )
Country - Greece
Region - Macedonia
Grape Varieties - Assyrtiko 50%, Malagousia 50%
Alcohol by volume - 13.5%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Ktima Gerovassiliou
Tasting notes - Expressive aromas of exotic fruits combined with hints of pepper, orange, jasmine, herbs and a touch of lemon. Reminiscent of a cross between Viognier and Grüner Veltliner.
Awards Silver, DWWA, 2018
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Exotic fruit flavours combine with hints of orange, jasmine, herbs and a touch of lemon. Lively, attractive and vivacious.
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 74 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 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 Assyrtiko (pronounced Ah-SEER-tee-koe) and Malagousia (Mah-lah-gou-ZYA) grapes underwent skin contact maceration to extract aromas. Fermentation followed in stainless steel at controlled temperatures of between 18-20°C. The wine was clarified by gravity, then matured on the lees for several months with bâtonnage. Fined with bentonite, prior to bottling.
Expressive aromas of exotic fruits combined with hints of pepper, orange, jasmine, herbs and a touch of lemon. Reminiscent of a cross between Viognier and Grüner Veltliner.
A terrific companion for Asian cuisine, fresh shellfish, creamy-sauce based pasta dishes, appetisers and salads with Greek Feta.
Assyrtiko 50%, Malagousia 50%
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- 6 Bottles