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Gavalas Katsano 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

2010 Katsano 13% – According to the Mr. Gavalas this is a ‘balcony wine’. Well when compared with Assyrtiko perhaps, but this blend of the indigenous Katsano and Gaidouria grapes (2 of perhaps 30 little known grapes that compete with Assyrtiko, Adaini and Athiri for attention on Santorini) still present some of the mineral and acid driven flavors Santorini’s white’s are famous for. The nose is lightly smoky with hints of sweet fruit over a mineral base but the palate is more assertive, featuring bright pear fruit on entry and sweet orchard fruits over that mineral base on the mid-palate that gradual exhibit more peach character as the finish builds. Clean and fresh. 87pts

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Gavalas:
Our winery is located in Megalochori, and you will get there by walking through a small lit up stone tunnel. The winery is a small museum that tells the three century tradition of the Gavalas family in the winemaking industry. Tours take place from April 15th until the end of October from 10:00 to 20:00. Call us to arrange a visit.

Editorial Reviews for Gavalas Katsano

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065220,893
3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 08/05/2011

2010 Katsano 13% – According to the Mr. Gavalas this is a ‘balcony wine’. Well when compared with Assyrtiko perhaps, but this blend of the indigenous Katsano and Gaidouria grapes (2 of perhaps 30 little known grapes that compete with Assyrtiko, Adaini and Athiri for attention on Santorini) still present some of the mineral and acid driven flavors Santorini’s white’s are famous for. The nose is lightly smoky with hints of sweet fruit over a mineral base but the palate is more assertive, featuring bright pear fruit on entry and sweet orchard fruits over that mineral base on the mid-palate that gradual exhibit more peach character as the finish builds. Clean and fresh. 87pts



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