July 5, 2015

Domaine Gerovassiliou Malagousia

By In Food and Wine, Photographs, Visiting Northern Greece
Usually on a wine trip the wines, the grapes used and the overall style of the final product are usually quite familiar. The trip to Greece earlier this year was different; the grapes were generally unknown and thus the style of wine revelationary. It was a true educational trip. And the one wine I am so happy to have ‘discovered’ has to be Malagousia.

The versions sampled over the few days touring northern Greece were generally weighty, with pear and exotic fruit flavours coupled with hints of citrus and jasmine. Malagouisa was rescued from near extinction by Domaine Gerovassiliou. It is not a cheap wine but, oh, so worth trying if you see it. Although I don’t advocate paying £99 a bottle I saw on a Soho restaurants wine list the other week!

Domaine Gerovassiliou Malagousia is available from Wine Trust for £16.

Domaine Gerovassiliou Malagousia

Further to skin contact to enhance the extraction of aromas, it is partially barrel-fermented and then matures on its lees for a few months, gaining depth in flavour and floral aromas. It has a brilliant straw colour with greenish shades and an aroma of matured fruit such as pear, mango and citrus. On the palate the rich flavours of lemon peel enhance the appealing mouthfeel, adding a well-balanced finish. Best served at 8-10 °C. Food pairing: a perfect match for Mediterranean dishes, seafood, poultry, light-sauced pasta dishes and fresh vegetable salads. See more at Domaine Gerovassiliou

I might just have also discovered a near perfect food match for Malagousia – a fresh, tasty, light chicken salad bursting with Greek flavours.

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  1. Love that you learned about Greek wine, now you can share the knowledge with us! R

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  2. Jeanne Horak-Druiff July 9, 2015

    Ah – well that answers my question left on your salad post ;o) I do love me a wooded white with complex tropical fruit flavours – this sounds like it is worth foregoing my beloved wooded chenins to give it a whirl!

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  3. FANI ZACHAROUDI October 27, 2017

    Hi there from Greek wine lover! Excellent choice of wineries but I would also recommend for your next visit winery Vivlia Chora in Kavala and winery Chateau Nico Lazaridis in Drama. Actually for the last one you can visit http://www.lamedusa.gr/wine.html a page on my website that regards this particular winery and its great labels. Let me know what you think!

    Regards,
    Fani

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