2012 Gerovassiliou Viognier

September 18, 2014

Name:Viognier
Vintage:2012
Type:White Wine
Varietal:Viognier
Producer:Gerovassiliou
Region:Greece / Thessaloniki
Alcohol:13.0%

Very decent. A zesty version of the Viognier. Clean, refreshing, yet full of that apricot, ripe white apple, almond bits. Lighter and more summer-appropriate than Condrieu.

2009 Gerovassiliou Syrah

September 17, 2014

Name:Syrah
Vintage:2009
Type:Red Wine
Varietal:Shiraz/Syrah
Producer:Gerovassiliou
Region:Greece / Macedonia
Alcohol:n/a

Big, spicy. Rich and dense, it will fare well with those favoring spice, chocolate, coffee and dark berry reduction as the dominant lines in a wine. Having tasted it aged, five+ years will benefit it, but not transform.

2012 Gerovassiliou Malagousia Single Vineyard

September 17, 2014

Name:Malagousia Single Vineyard
Vintage:2012
Type:White Wine
Varietal:Malagousia
Producer:Gerovassiliou
Region:Greece / Thessaloniki
Alcohol:n/a

Flattish, shallow and dominated by lemon/green apple duo. Opened up and gained some body and texture in the glass. Fine to have a glass or two with the meal, but no desire to revisit it.

2010 Gerovassiliou Chardonnay

September 16, 2014

Name:Chardonnay
Vintage:2010
Type:White Wine
Varietal:Chardonnay
Producer:Gerovassiliou
Region:Greece / Epanomi
Alcohol:13.0%

2.5*. It’s a 3* for the first glass and down to 2* for the third. Would probably stop at that. Sparks the curiosity, but underwhelms on the balance (lacking acidity) and fails to keep that initial spark alive for long.

2009 Gerovassiliou Avaton

September 16, 2014

Name:Avaton
Vintage:2009
Type:Red Wine
Varietal:Mavrotragano
Producer:Gerovassiliou
Region:Greece / Macedonia
Alcohol:14.0%

Blindly I would peg this as a Cabernet with some Garnacha. In reality, it’s a blend of indigenous grapes (Limnio, Mavroudi and Mavrotragano). A modern effort, oaky, extractive, dark berries, chocolate/coffee, spices on the nose, which continue onto the palate logically. Not a huge body. A well made wine and could be enjoyable, but not my style.