Ktima Gerovassiliou Malagousia 2021 75cl

£19.99

This is an age restricted product for persons aged 18 and over.
Description

Expressive aromas of exotic fruits combined with hints of pepper, orange, jasmine, herbs and a touch of lemon. Beautifully refined on the palate which is characterised by richness, harmony and a bright lemony finish. Exotic fruit flavours combine with hints of orange, jasmine, herbs and a touch of lemon. Lively, attractive and vivacious.

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.

2019 was an excellent vintage, being cited as perhaps one of the best of the past 20 years. Winter was cold, with snow, but without extremely low temperatures. Budbreak started during the second half of March with flowering mid-May. May and June saw average temperatures and some rain showers; however on 10th July, heavy rains fell which replenished soil water reserves. From mid-July to the end of the harvest, daytime temperatures were consistently 30 to 32°C falling to 19 to 20°C at night. Harvested started on 12th August for the whites, producing slightly higher volume than the previous year. The wines are full-bodied, with excellent acidity and are rich in varietal aromas.

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 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 Assyrtiko and Malagousia grapes underwent skin contact maceration to extract aromas. Fermentation followed in stainless steel at controlled temperatures of between 18-20°C. The wine was clarified by gravity and then matured on the lees for several months. Gently fined prior to bottling.

Grape Varieties:

Assyrtiko 50%, Malagousia 50%

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