Avaton PGI Epanomi, Domaine Gerovassiliou, Macedonia

£15.25

A medium-bodied wine with an excellent, complex structure. A very individual wine with jammy blackberry fruit, hints of spice and mouthwatering, juicy fruit. Grape Varieties: Limnio 40%, Mavrotragano 30%, Mavroudi 30%

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A luscious blend of three Greek indigenous red varietals: Limnio, Mavroudi and Mavrotragano. Limnio, mentioned by the philosopher Aristotle as “Limnia ampelos” (=vine from the Greek island Limnos), is the oldest attested Greek grape variety. It has dark ruby colour, an excellent and complex structure. Its blackberry fruit offers spice and depth, finishes dry and is totally unique. This wine is drinking deliciously now served at 16-18 ºC yet keep for 15-20 years. D. Gerovassiliou is a single private vineyard stretching over 56 hectares. The climate in the region of Epanomi is purely Mediterranean, with mild winters and temperate summers cooled by sea breezes. The vineyard is surrounded by sea on its three sides, at a distance of three kilometres, while its west side faces Thermaikos Gulf and Mount Olympus extending over the beaches of Pieria. The soil is mainly sandy with a few clayey substrates and calcareous rocks. It is rich in sea fossils, since the surrounding hilly area was formed by sea deposits. Vangelis Gerovassiliou was born in Epanomi. He descends from an agricultural family. After completing his studies in the School of Agriculture at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, he was specialised in Oenology, Viticulture, Wine Degustation and Technology of Oenological Equipment at the University of Bordeaux. During his studies, he worked together with the eminent Bordeaux University Professor, Emile Peynaud. At D. Gerovassiliou, the vineyard is cultivated with great care and enthusiasm that leads Gerovassiliou to constantly researching and experimenting with Greek and foreign varieties, both well and less known ones. New technological advances blend well with tradition throughout vine growing and vinification processes. The aim is to produce high quality wines from grapes cultivated exclusively in privately-owned vineyard; wines that carry all distinct characteristics of the specific microclimate (terroir) in Epanomi. The low yielding vineyards are cultivated in compliance with ecologically sustainable management practices.: Oak fermented in small oak tanks (40 Hl) followed by malolactic fermentation in new barriques and then aged in the same barrels for 18 months. The wine has an excellent and complex structure. Its blackberry fruit shows spice and depth, finishes dry and is totally individual. It can be drunk now or laid down. Eat with with hearty stews, savoury dishes, flavoured game dishes

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Weight 1000 kg
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