2012 Domaine Gerovassiliou, White, Epanomi, Greece.
One of the most beautiful and detailed wines I’ve tasted from Greece, the Domaine Gerovassiliou estate white is gorgeous, vivid and vibrant, this is groovy juice. A blend of native varietals, Malagousia and Assyrtiko and from mostly organic vines on a single estate vineyard in the Epamoni region of northern Greece. Malagousia a rare aromatic native grape that was almost extinct, except for the efforts of Gerovassiou and a very few others like Domaine Carras to bring it back from the nearly dead, it makes up a good portion of this dynamic wine, along with the very fashionable Assyrtiko, a Greek grape more common to Santorini and now making up a good number of fine fines from the Isles. The Gerovassiliou is slightly perfumed and mineral toned with bright citrus notes and a deeper feel than most Greek whites without being plush/sweet or heavy, this is a well judged and well crafted white wine. The palate is brisk, but not too thin with peach, lemon/lime, melon and stone fruit/apricot along with spice, wet stones and a hint of tropical essence. This intriguing White is really lovely and alluring and finishes with a nice soft bitter note and lingering citrus aftertaste, making for a refreshing white and a very pleasing wine, great with seafood and or summer sipping, drink over the next year or so.
($24 Est.) 92 Points, grapelive
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