Malagousia is undoubdtedly one of the few indigenous grape varieties that is grown all over Greece. Malagousia has the nickname of the Greek Cinderella grape, a variety that was nearly extincted 60 years ago, was revived in Northern Greece and returned as a queen to her birthplace in Central Greece to offer her beautiful character and elegance.
Malagousia’s grapes can produce fruit-driven, rich bodied wines even in hot climates. It benefits greatly in cooler sites and on windy slopes, delivering an explosive aromatic and refreshing character. Greek producers are constantly pushing the limits of Malagousia, creating a full range of styles and wines.
In PGI Parnassos wines are highly aromatic, expressing fresh citrus fruit, blossoms and herbal notes. On the palate they are light and refreshing.
In PGI Opountia Locris the wines express ripe citrus along with fresh stone fruits. They are subtle in volume and lengthy.
In PGI Lilantio Pedio (or Field), wines have peachy aromas and honeysuckle notes, they are ripe, yet refreshing.
Large berries in large and tight bunch
Vigorous and productive, early bud break and early ripening
Rich, zesty and intesively aromatic white wines
Fatty fish like salmon, roasted poultry, creamy sauces, and risottos
Expressive and lively fresh white wines with sublte texture Full bodied whites that retain their primal fruit aromas after oak maturation Blends with other whites that need an aromatic boost
In the ‘70s the grape variety was carried away from its homeland in Central Greece just to return 30 years later to thrive