Ktima Gerovassiliou Epanomi Chardonnay 2020

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Ktima Gerovassiliou Epanomi Chardonnay 2020

Country - Greece

Region - Macedonia

Grape Varieties - Chardonnay 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Ktima Gerovassiliou

Tasting notes - Perfumed aromas of melon, ripe pineapple and lemon combine with toasty butterscotch notes. Opulent, with a richly oaked texture, beautiful balance and spicy minerality on the finish. 

Ktima Gerovassiliou Epanomi Chardonnay 2020

Inviting and pungent aromas of nectarine, pineapple and
orange blossom through to an opulent and exotic
flavour, long, rich and buttery.
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-ofthe-art winery is now surrounded by 80 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
2020 was characterised as a late ripening year in general. Although winter was mild
and was without extreme low temperatures and snow, it was prolonged which delayed
bud burst by 10 days. Rainfall in April, further delayed flowering, which took place midMay, but the rain provided optimal water supplies for fruit set. Early summer saw
unseasonably high temperatures, but from mid-June to the end of July, the
temperatures did not exceed 28-30°C and dropped to 18°C at night. Higher
temperatures in August resulted in the French varieties reaching early maturation, while
the Greek varieties were harvested 10 days later than usual. The white wines are fullbodied with excellent acidity and rich in primary aromas.
Vineyard
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.
Winemaking
Cold skin-contact maceration took place at the beginning of the vinification increasing
the varietal aromatics. Fermentation took place in French oak barrels; followed by
maturation on the fine lees in medium-toasted French oak for seven months, which
enhanced the creaminess and rich texture of this wine.
Tasting Note
Perfumed aromas of melon, ripe pineapple and lemon combine with toasty
butterscotch notes. Opulent, with a richly oaked texture, beautiful balance and spicy
minerality on the finish.
Grape
Chardonnay 100%
Winemaker: Evangelos
Gerovassiliou
Region: Macedonia
Subregion: Epanomi
Country: Greece
Alcohol: 13.5%

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