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Malagousia, Ktima Gerovassiliou

Greece | 2019
vev

£18.95 a bottle

This wine is entirely produced from the Greek grape variety of Malagousia, which was saved from extinction due to the efforts of Vangelis Gerovassiliou. It has a brilliant straw colour with greenish shades and an aroma of matured fruit such as pear, mango and citrus. On the palate the rich flavours of lemon peel enhance the appealing mouthfeel, adding a well-balanced finish.

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Origin

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.

Producer

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.

Grape Variety

100% Malagousia.

Following skin contact in cold, vinification is carried out in stainless steel tanks at 18 °C, while some is vinified in French oak barrels. The wine is left with its lees for a number of months to gain structure and body.

Food Match

Seafood, poultry, pasta dishes with light sauces fresh vegetable salads, Mediterranean and Asian cuisine.

Suitable for vegans and vegetarians.

Alcohol Percentage

13.5%

In the Press

Gold – Decanter World Wine Awards – 2019 (2018 vintage)

Additional information

Style

Fruity & Aromatic Whites

Vintage

2019

Grape Variety

Other

Vegetarian, Vegan

Country of Origin

Food Pairing

Asian Food, Pasta, Poultry, Salads, Seafood

Alcohol Percentage

13.5%

Region

Macedonia