Paying homage to the heritage and tradition of our homeland, “Oenou Yi- Vassiliades Vineyards” has produced a dynamic red wine, “Geroklima” (meaning old, strong vine) from mature vines. This exceptional wine, produced from the indigenous variety “Maratheftiko”, is able to impress even the most demanding of palates.

Produce of our privately owned and entirely controlled vineyards, this demanding variety was cultivated and today it fully expresses the identity of the land that hosts it.

The best of our grapes were carefully selected and were led to fermentation until dryness. The “Geroklima” 2016 unique character is completed by its maturation in new, oak barrels. After several months of aging under continuous care, its tannins became round and soft, while its fruity flavors were balanced by the sweet notes given by the oak along with the contact with oxygen.

It has crimson color with youngish blue shades. The nose presents a bouquet of strong aromas reminding of black fruits and cherry in combination with spicy notes of black pepper and flowers. Balanced mouth and strong body with soft tannins offers long aftertaste without losing any of its flavors.

It can be combined in harmony with red meat and traditional cured meats.

Ιt is recommended to be served at a temperature range of 15-18ºC even better after a further ageing in the bottle.

Thessaloniki International Wine & Spirits Competition 2019 / Silver Medal