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Ktima Gerovassiliou Avaton
Native Greek red grapes, Bordeaux depth.
There is value to be found in native grapes. This blend of Limnio (40%), Mavrotragano (30%), Mavroudi (30%) is delicious, ripe and deeply fruited, with texture and freshness. All for just over £20. It helps when it's made by the father of Greek winemaking, Vangelis Gerovassiliou, as well.
A bordeaux style with Greek varieties: fermented in big oak vats and aged in barriques of various ages. Deep cherry red. Very toasty on the nose and a bit of oak char. Oak is prominent at the moment but there’s plenty of red and black fruit on the palate. Peppery and dry on the finish, fine-boned, refined, with a chalky fresh aftertaste. 17/20. Julia Harding, www.jancisrobinson.com.
|Wine Type||Red wine|
|Grape Varietal||Limnio, Mavroudi, Mavrotragano|
|Food Pairings||Red Meat, Beef Stew, Rabbit|
|Oak Length||18 months.|
|Oak Type||French Oak|