Gerovassiliou "Lefkos Oinos" 2014

Assyrtiko / Malagousia
A still white wine from the Epanomi region of Greece.


Intense and round. Rubber, quince, lemon tart.

Tasting Notes

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.

Medium finish.

87
Score 87

My score / points

Gerovassiliou "Lefkos Oinos" 2014
Lefkos Oinos (2014) Review
Estate making Lefkos Oinos Estate Gerovassiliou
Lefkos Oinos (2014) Label Lefkos Oinos
Style of Lefkos Oinos Style White & Still
Country of Gerovassiliou Country Greece
Region of Gerovassiliou Region Epanomi
Grape blend of Lefkos Oinos Grapes Assyrtiko, Malagousia
Vintage of Lefkos Oinos Vintage 2014
My review of Lefkos Oinos Points
87

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.

   

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Assyrtiko

Varietal

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!

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Malagousia

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!

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Epanomi

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.

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