WOTW: Domaine Gerovassiliou Viognier, 2015

In a nutshell: Peachy, ripe and mouth-filling, it’s no surprise this keeps winning prizes.

The producer: Vangelis Gerovassiliou is the Godfather of Modern Greek winemaking. He studied winemaking at Bordeaux University and was the winemaker at the ground breaking Château Carras from 1976 until 1999. Vangelis set up his winery in 1981 specialising in blends of French and Greek varietals.

The wine: Fermented and aged in oak, this wine is the product of low yielding vineyards that offer rich, concentrated fruit. The vinification process starts with skin contact, followed by barrel fermentation in new French oak. Finally, the wine matures on its lees to enhance the rich creaminess and mouthfeel.

Tasting note: An expressive aroma of exotic fruits together with pepper, orange, jasmine and herbs give this wine a heady, lush nose. On the palate it’s bold and pronounced with tropical fruit and a rich, oily mouthfeel.

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