Ktima Gerovassiliou Avaton Epanomi 2017
is an intensely flavoured wine with bags of black cherry fruit underlined by dark chocolate and tapinade.
Tasting notes – A luscious blend of three Greek indigenous varietals, where ripe dark fruits combine with notes of raisin, coffee, cacao and a hint of spice. Perfumed and polished, this smooth, medium bodied wine delivers sweet and sour notes of black plum, with depth and spice leading to a dry finish. Totally unique.
Silver, DWWA, 2019
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 72 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 an early 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 the vine’s water stress, resulting in grapes of full maturity and in good health. The red wines have deep colour and structure; and rich, concentrated fruit flavours.
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.