Ktima Gerovassiliou – Viognier, Epanomi – 2021

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Benchmark Viognier showing jasmine and peach, perfumed and elegant with a wonderfully long finish.

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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.

VINEYARD:
At Ktima Gerovassiliou, the single, private 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 floral variety of Viognier was initially planted on the estate in 1993, under the supervision of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. The vineyard is cultivated in compliance with ecologically sustainable management practices.

WINEMAKING:
Made with minimal intervention, vinification started with skin-contact maceration to extract flavours and aromatics at controlled temperatures of 8°C. The grapes were then barrel fermented in French oak, of which 20% was new, 80% was older, to impart subtle complexity. The wine was matured on its fine lees for approximately four months with regular bâtonnage to enhance the rich creaminess and texture.

TASTING NOTE:
Benchmark Viognier with expressive aromas of exotic fruits, peach and pear combined with delicate hints of jasmine. Perfumed and elegant with a subtle smoky accent on the wonderfully long finish.

GRAPE:
Viognier 100%.

COUNTRY:
Greece

REGION:
Macedonia

SUB-REGION:
Epanomi

Additional information

Country

Greece

Region

Macedonia

Sub-region

Epanomi

Producer / Winery

Ktima Gerovassiliou

Winemaker

Evangelos Gerovassiliou

Style

White Wine

Vintage

2021

Alcoholic Strength

13.5%

Dry/Sweet Value (1 being dry, 7 being very sweet)

2

Residual Sugar

2.8 g/L

Contains Sulphites

Yes

Vegetarian

Yes

Vegan

Yes

Milk

No

Eggs

No

Organic

No

Biodynamic

No

Format Available

75cl

Closure

Diam

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