KTIMA GEROVASSILIOU | Malagousia | Single Vineyard | 2020
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Today we are going to review a very special wine, one that lingers in the shadow of its peers – Malagousia Single Vineyard 2020 by Ktima Gerovassiliou. This is a single-varietal malagousia wine, which is a quite recent discovery, which was saved from extinction due to the efforts of Vangelis Gerovassiliou and today a promising indigenous greek variety that is capable of making elegant and aromatic wines, rich in style, like a mix between Viognier and Chardonnay, with peach, lime, and orange blossom and lemon oil, all tied together with a soft, fruity finish. This particular wine has been vinified in a classic french style, with a part of the wine aged in french oak barrels, with maturation on fine lees with regular stirring in order to add more complexity and to gain structure and body, while the other part was kept in stainless steel tanks to preserve freshness and crispiness. That said, without further ado, let’s move on straight to our tasting results.
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Take a look at the tasting notes below and our detailed assessment of the wine:

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//Visual
color: pastel yellow color
clarity: clear straw-yellow hues

compound
//Olfactory
intensity: powerful & floral
fruit profile: green fruits | citrus fruits
__green fruits: green pear | white apple
__citrus fruits: pineapple | lemon
fruit character: ripe & overripe

//Flavor
non fruit: floral | oak | sweet
__floral: acacia blossom | apple blossom | linden flower | elderflower | white peonies | jasmine
__oak: hints of vanilla
__sweet: pear confit | pear candy | apple candy | honey
primary layer: floral

graph
//Palate
sweetness: dry
acidity: high
alcohol: medium+
tannin: medium
__grip: ripe
balance: good
__dominant: acidity
body: round & creamy | medium+

//Taste
fruit profile: green fruits & citrus fruits
fruit character: ripe & overripe
non fruit: floral & sweet
finish: medium+
aftertaste: velvety & hot

rate
//Scoring
KTIMA GEROVASSILIOU | Malagousia | Single Vineyard | 2020
variety: malagousia
country: Greece
region: Epanomi
rating: 93.3

//Conclusion
maturity: in its prime | drink now or in the next 12 months
verdict: great | a must try wine
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96x96This is definitely a great wine of Greece and with a total of 93.3 points scored, this wine is right there, among the best wines we’ve rated so far. Check our complete database on the wine rating page, where you can find all the wines that we have tasted and reviewed or go to the about us page and find out more about our exquisite rating system.

Verdict: this is a fantastic and very aromatic malagousia wine that is right there, at the summit of its prime form – a wine that can certainly age for another 9 or 12 months in the bottle. It tastes crisp, round and creamy, with very refreshing, mouth-watering acidity and a touch of alcoholic warmth on the mouthfeel. The wine feels well structured, voluptuous and nicely balanced, with a quite complex and rich body and a velvety-hot aftertaste. On the nose the wine delivers a mesmerizing plethora of floral and citrus notes in the foreground, supported by some very noble and elegant oaky-sweet hints in the background. All in all, this is a very expressive, elegant and velvety wine, made from an almost extinct grape variety. It will do great if paired with richly-flavoured seafood dishes, like for example some fresh oysters with lemon. Enjoy!

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