Gerovassiliou Malagousia 2016
#49 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2018
This wine is entirely produced from the Greek grape variety of Malagousia, 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 65 °F, while some is vinified in French oak barrels. The wine is left with its lees to gain structure and body. It has a brilliant straw color with greenish shades and an aroma of matured fruit such as pear, mango and citrus. On the palate the rich flavors of lemon peel enhance the appealing mouthfeel, adding a well-balanced finish.
Pair with seafood, poultry, pasta dishes with light sauces fresh vegetable salads, Mediterranean and Asian cuisine.
Critical AcclaimAll Vintages
A lovely nose of floral and citrus notes leads to expressive flavors of ruby red grapefruit granita and ripe yellow peach in this well-cut, light- to medium-bodied white. Lithe and lingering on the minerally finish. Drink now through 2023.
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