Ktima Gerovassiliou… the brainchild of Vangelis Gerovassiliou!
On the slopes of Epanomi, a few kilometres from the city of Thessaloniki, a meticulously tended vineyard surrounds the modern winery, where the renowned Ktima Gerovassiliou wines are produced. At Ktima Gerovassiliou the vineyard is cultivated with great care & enthusiasm that leads V. Gerovassiliou to constantly research & experiment with Greek & foreign varieties, both well- & less- known. New technological advances blend well with tradition throughout vine growing & vinification processes. The aim is to produce high-quality wines from grapes cultivated in the privately-owned vineyard which exhibit all the distinctive characteristics of the specific microclimate (terroir) of Epanomi. The creation of the Wine Museum, in combination with its various organised activities, including visits, wine tastings, educational programs, seminars, publications, lectures, theatrical, & musical performances, further contributes to the diffusion of wine-growing culture.
“Malagousia – Lefko” is entirely produced from the Greek grape variety of Malagousia (Malagouzia), which was saved from extinction due to the efforts of Vangelis Gerovassiliou. 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 & body. It has a brilliant straw colour with greenish shades & an aroma of matured fruit such as pear, mango & citrus. On the palate the rich flavours of lemon peel enhance the appealing mouthfeel, adding a well-balanced finish. It pairs nicely with seafood, poultry, pasta dishes with light sauces fresh vegetable salads, Mediterranean & Asian cuisine.
Best served at 8–10°C.