Ktima Gerovassiliou

Avaton

9.1111 ratings
9.014 pro ratings
Epanomi, Macedonia, Greece
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2020 | cherries (squared), creamy, spices, soft first impression, acidity that might frighten someone, but also a velvet impression.

Vintage 2020 | cherries (squared), creamy, spices, soft first impression, acidity that might frighten someone, but also a velvet impression.

Oct 11th, 2023
MICHAEL COOPER DipWSET

Owner TomeVinos wine shops, WSET Level 3, Blogger www.spanishwinesandmore.com, blog.tomevinos.com

9.2

This winegrower is perhaps the best in #Greece This is smooth as silk and very fluid and balanced. High #drinkability #elegant

This winegrower is perhaps the best in #Greece This is smooth as silk and very fluid and balanced. High #drinkability #elegant

Aug 24th, 2021
Bob McDonald

Plummy dark fruit aromas together with earthy sooty notes - also liquorice. Medium plus weight with noticeable tannins and firm structure. The oak has integrated unlike my previous note 131 weeks ago when it was a tad obvious. The product of 3 indigenous Greek grape varieties which I’m sure you would not have heard of. Ultra savoury bordering on the astringent but overall I liked it. One of the 1001 Wines - I don’t see many Greek wines.

Plummy dark fruit aromas together with earthy sooty notes - also liquorice. Medium plus weight with noticeable tannins and firm structure. The oak has integrated unlike my previous note 131 weeks ago when it was a tad obvious. The product of 3 indigenous Greek grape varieties which I’m sure you would not have heard of. Ultra savoury bordering on the astringent but overall I liked it. One of the 1001 Wines - I don’t see many Greek wines.

Jun 11th, 2020
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

8.9

Limnio, Mavroudi and Mavrotragano. Black fruit. Coffee. Protected Geographical Indication Epanomi in Macedonia. Near Thessaloniki

Limnio, Mavroudi and Mavrotragano. Black fruit. Coffee. Protected Geographical Indication Epanomi in Macedonia. Near Thessaloniki

Dec 24th, 2018
Bob McDonald

Made from 3 indigenous Greek varieties for the record - Limnio, Mavroudi, Mavrotragano. The history of Greek Wine is amazing obviously. Limnio, the dominant variety here was mentioned by the philosopher, Aristotle in the 4th Century BC. Evidence of the Greeks making Wine in Sicily BC was there on our recent trip and they taught the Romans to make Wine. This, however tastes more like a modern Western dry red because of the use of French Barriques. Unfortunately this masks the identity of the grapes and the terroir. Savoury with berry fruit showing good concentration and silky tannins. Would love to have seen this with less oak influence because the fruit quality is there.

Made from 3 indigenous Greek varieties for the record - Limnio, Mavroudi, Mavrotragano. The history of Greek Wine is amazing obviously. Limnio, the dominant variety here was mentioned by the philosopher, Aristotle in the 4th Century BC. Evidence of the Greeks making Wine in Sicily BC was there on our recent trip and they taught the Romans to make Wine. This, however tastes more like a modern Western dry red because of the use of French Barriques. Unfortunately this masks the identity of the grapes and the terroir. Savoury with berry fruit showing good concentration and silky tannins. Would love to have seen this with less oak influence because the fruit quality is there.

1 person found it helpfulDec 2nd, 2017
Peter van den Besselaar

Gerovassiliou is a good vintner! Roundness tobacco leather plums and a good balance. Made of Limnio, Mavroudi, Mavrotragano

Gerovassiliou is a good vintner! Roundness tobacco leather plums and a good balance. Made of Limnio, Mavroudi, Mavrotragano

1 person found it helpfulFeb 23rd, 2016
Doctor Alex

Very good wine for winter time

Very good wine for winter time

1 person found it helpfulDec 31st, 2015
Lewis Chester

2012 vintage. When in Athens...dark ruby hue. Green peppers, garrigue, dark ripe cherries and herbal, menthol tones. Some leathery notes developing. On the palate, full bodied, high alcohol (integrated), medium plus tannins - grippy. Pronounced concentration. Medium plus finish. Cherries and plums, creamy textured, the acidity is high and I suspect tartaric has been added here as there is an astringency on the mid palate. This is a textured wine, fairly silky and round. The herbal notes to the fore, licorice and dark ripe cherries. Had I had this blind, I would have guessed a Mourvèdre / Carignan based blend from Languedoc (or Bandol). Decent.

2012 vintage. When in Athens...dark ruby hue. Green peppers, garrigue, dark ripe cherries and herbal, menthol tones. Some leathery notes developing. On the palate, full bodied, high alcohol (integrated), medium plus tannins - grippy. Pronounced concentration. Medium plus finish. Cherries and plums, creamy textured, the acidity is high and I suspect tartaric has been added here as there is an astringency on the mid palate. This is a textured wine, fairly silky and round. The herbal notes to the fore, licorice and dark ripe cherries. Had I had this blind, I would have guessed a Mourvèdre / Carignan based blend from Languedoc (or Bandol). Decent.

1 person found it helpfulMay 29th, 2015
terroirista-cy

#Gerovassiliou Avaton 2006 red blend (limnio, mavroudi, mavrotragano)

#Gerovassiliou Avaton 2006 red blend (limnio, mavroudi, mavrotragano)

1 person found it helpfulMar 15th, 2014
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

8.9

Brown sugar. Plums. William carried back fro Greece. Classy. Earth. Bright balance. Tar. Worth following.

Brown sugar. Plums. William carried back fro Greece. Classy. Earth. Bright balance. Tar. Worth following.

Dec 6th, 2016