The 2016 vintage was awarded 95 points and a Platinum Best In Category (Best Greek White) at the Decanter World Wine Awards (www.decanter.com): see their August 2017 DWWA supplement (see blue link below).
Ktima Gerovassiliou Viognier 2016 - August 2017 Decanter review
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 70 hectares of meticulously well cared vineyards on the slopes of Epanomi. Ktima Gerovassiliou guarantees consistent, high quality wines of international acclaim every year.
The floral variety of Viognier was initially planted in the estate in 1993, under the supervision of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. The low-yielding vines are grown in mostly sandy soils, rich in marine fossils.The vineyards are cultivated in compliance with ecologically sustainable management practices. The vinification started with skin contact followed by barrel fermentation in new French oak. The wine was matured on its fine lees to enhance the rich creaminess and mouthfeel.
This is a Viognier with expressive aromas of exotic fruits combined with hints of jasmine, green tea. Perfumed and elegant. A great choice to serve chilled with fresh crab or lobster; salads featuring asparagus and shrimps or Asian cuisine.