Gerovassiliou Chardonnay PGI Epanomi 2017
One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £102.90
Country - Greece
Region - Macedonia
Grape Varieties - Chardonnay 100%
Alcohol by volume - 14%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Ktima Gerovassiliou
Tasting notes - Inviting and exotic aromas of tropical fruits, pineapple and melon combine with a honeyed texture and hint of toasty vanilla. Opulent, with wonderful complexity and structure, this Chardonnay is rich and spicy on the finish.
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Inviting and pungent aromas of nectarine and orange through to an opulent and exotic flavour, long, rich and buttery.
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.
The Chardonnay vines have been cultivated on the estate since 1983. The soil is mainly sandy with some clayey substrates and calcareous rocks. It is rich in sea fossils, as the surrounding hilly area was formed by sea deposits. The climate in the region of Epanomi is Mediterranean with mild winters and hot summers, tempered by sea breezes, as the vineyard is surrounded by the sea on three sides. This is a low yielding vineyard, which is meticulously cultivated in compliance with ecologically sustainable management practices. The vineyard is managed by hand, including the harvest.
Cold skin contact at the beginning of the vinification imparted wonderful aromatics. Fermentation took place in a combination of new and seasoned French oak barrels. The wine matured in oak on its fine lees for seven months, enhancing the creaminess, rich texture and enriching its varietal characteristics.
Inviting and exotic aromas of tropical fruits, pineapple and melon combine with a honeyed texture and hint of toasty vanilla. Opulent, with wonderful complexity and structure, this Chardonnay is rich and spicy on the finish.
Serve chilled at 10 to 12°C as a wonderful accompaniment to grilled seafood, white fish, sole with lemon butter or smoked cheese.
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