by Markus Stolz

Katogi Averoff – Strofilia, Epirus

byMarkus Stolz
February 23, 2009, 0 Comments

2005 Floara di Munte sparkling white – Katogi Strofilia, Brut Sparkling Wine, 100% Debina 15.5
Watery colour. A lot of fresh fruits and butter character. Very well structured on the palate with a good depth and lemony aromas. A very different sparkling wine. AVIN1241436729151
2008 Strofilia white – Roditis, Savatiano 14.5
Light watery lemon colour. Good fresh summer fruits on the nose, also some butter. The palate is very fresh and more flower based with a crisp finish. AVIN3082457964415
2008 Moonlight Rosé – Strofilia, VdP Peleponnese, 100% Agiorgitiko 15.5
Piggy pink colour. Aromas of freshly cut strawberries. Fresh taste of ripe strawberries on the palate, a very delicious wine. AVIN5254057355933
2008 Katogi Averoff white – VdP Peloponnese, 75% Roditis, 25% Chardonnay 15.5
Watery lemon colour. Fresh floral nose, also some minerals. Medium bodied with a good long buttery finish. Like a Chablis, but dominated by a floral character. AVIN2515761235496
2008 Traminer white -Katogi Averoff, VdP Ionnina 16
The grapes come from vineyards that are 900 meters high. The colour is a pale lemon. The nose is made up of flower fields. The palate also shows wild flowers. A very balanced wine. AVIN869685584615
2008 Averoff Rosé – VdP Macedonia, Semi Dry, 100 % Xinomavro 14
Light to medium pink. A little reserved nose of summer fruits. The palate shows a bit more depth than the nose. AVIN0430739476164
2005 Bella Rossa Sparkling Rosé, Strofilia, Extra Dry Sparkling, 100% Agiorgitiko 17
Bright pink colour. Beautiful nose of fresh raspberries. The palate is very explosive and expressive, bone dry with the essence of raspberries. A very interesting sparkling wine that everyone should try at some point. Truly another dimension of a bubbly wine. AVIN4569360840696
2006 Strofilia red – VdP Peleponnese, 50% Agiorgitiko, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Syrah 16
Medium deep to deep black cherry colour. On the nose black fruits, spices and earth. Medium bodied with prunes. Well structured with a good amount of tannins. AVIN9912788732879
2006 Katogi Averoff red – Cabernet Sauvignon, Agiorgitiko 14.5
Medium deep purple. Blackcurrant and strawberries with earthy notes. Medium bodied with toasted characters. Medium length. AVIN6916970753591
2005 Flogero red – Katogi Averoff, VdP Metsovo, 60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon 17.5
Medium dark with a purple rim. Classic nose of small red berries and blackcurrants. Full bodied, very impressive notes of prunes, blackcurrants and spices. Long finish. Will keep 10 years plus. AVIN1926654828908
2004 Ktima Averoff red – VdP Metsovo, 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc and Merlot 17
This is from the first Cabernet Sauvignon vines that were planted in Greece. Medium dark purple colour. Aromas of mocca and chocolate. Full bodied with blackcurrants and earth, coffee and dark chocolate. Very long finish. This will also keep for 10 years plus. AVIN4853660513733

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About Markus Stolz

Over the last years, I have come to really appreciate Greek wines. There are many grape varieties that exist only in Greece and I have the good fortune of being able to try them all. I wish to share my enthusiasm with wine lovers around the world, who often limit themselves to maybe four red and four white grape varieties for most of their life.