Gerovassiliou "Lefkos Oinos" 2014Assyrtiko / Malagousia
Intense and round. Rubber, quince, lemon tart.
The 2014 Lefko Oinos from Domaine Gerovassiliou has an attractive golden colour.
The nose is punchy, reminiscent of a Riesling with rubber and quince, but also a citrusy note of lemon tart.
The mouthfeel is round though some freshness is still there.
|Style||White & Still|
How it's made
The wine undergoes skin contact in a cold environment for a few hours.
It then go thought its alcoholic fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks at 18 ºC.
Assyrtiko is a Greek white wine grape, probably the best known variety indigenous to this country. This grape is native to the island of Santorini. Here the soil is arid and volcanic which contributes to Assyrtiko distinctive mineral character.
While Assyrtiko is originally from Santorini, it is now grown all over Greece, from the northern area of Macedonia (Makedonia) to the Attica (Attika) region. Cuttings of Assyrtiko have also made it to the New World and Assyrtiko wine is now produced in Australia and the United States too!Link to here...
Malagousia (aka Malagouzia) is a white Greek wine grape.
In the past it risked extinction. In fact, Malagousia was resurrected only in the 70s and 80s did thanks to Vassilis Logothetis, a professor of oenology, and Vangelis Gerovassiliou, one of his students.
If the Gerovassiliou sounds familiar, it’s because Vangelis is now the owner of one of the best known wine estates in Greece. Of course he produces his own Malagousia!
If you want to read more about Gerovassiliou wine, check out this article and have a look at my review!Link to here...
Epanomi is a town and former municipality in Greece’s regional unit of Thessaloniki. It has been a part of the municipality of Thermaikos, of which it is a municipal unit, since the 2011 local government reform. It’s about 25 kilometers from Thessaloniki’s city center. The village of Mesimeri is included in the municipal unit, which has a total population of 10,810 people (2011). The municipal unit Epanomi covers 91.541 km2, while the neighborhood Epanomi covers 78.716 km2.Link to here...