Gerovassiliou Sauvignon Blanc PGI Epanomi 2016


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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.

Awards
Silver, DWWA, 2017
16Pts, Jancis Robinson, 2017

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Herbaceous and with vibrant aromas of pine and wild
herbs, layered through to a beautiful mineral and long
finish.
Producer Note
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.
Vintage
2016 has been lauded as an excellent vintage. A mild winter was followed by a mild
spring, resulting in the growth cycle starting earlier than usual, with bud break in
March. Warm weather in April and May continued the early growth pattern with
flowering on 9th May. The summer was dry and warm, with no rainfall from the end
of May until the beginning of August. Rainfall during the first two weeks of August
helped to reduce vine’s water stress, resulting in grapes of full maturity and good
health. The white wines are full-bodied and rich in aromatics, while the reds have
concentrated colour and structure, and rich, concentrated fruit flavours.
Vineyard
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.
Winemaking
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.
Tasting Note
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.
Serving Suggestion
It has a lushness that will complement shellfish, Dover sole with a light lemon butter,
poultry or pork. It shines when paired with smoked cheeses.
Grape
Sauvignon Blanc 100%

Awards
Silver, DWWA, 2017
16Pts, Jancis Robinson, 2017

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Data sheet

Vintage
2016
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles

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Gerovassiliou Sauvignon Blanc PGI Epanomi 2016

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.

Awards
Silver, DWWA, 2017
16Pts, Jancis Robinson, 2017

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