This wonderful indigenous Greek grape variety almost died out- but has been very much brought back to life in this Domaine. A touch of Viognier here in its ripe apricot character and hints of
|2015 Malagousia, Domaine Gerovassiliou
Thessaloniki in northern mainland Greece, is situated on the slopes of Mount Epanomi. The vineyards are only 3 kilometres from the sea, which surrounds the vineyard on three sides, so a constant supply of sea breezes helps to temper the hot summer climate.
It is produced from the Greek grape variety of Malagousia which was saved from extinction, almost single-handedly, by Evangelas Gerovassiliou who runs his family estate of 56 hectares.
“The stand out, and what would turn out to be my favourite grape of the tour, was the Gerovassiliou Malagousia. Here the aromas are gentle and lightly peachy/melony and the palate, quite weighty and rich, has a steak of minerality and lovely texture. It was my go-to grape for the post-tasting lunch – superb with the fresh salads and stonkingly good with some exquisite little courgette tarts”. Andrew Barrow – Spittoon
A perfect match for Mediterranean dishes, seafood, poultry, light-sauced pasta dishes and fresh vegetable salads
Gold Medal, Scallops Food Match Trophy and Critics’ Choice Trophy- Sommelier Wine Awards 2016
£15 per bottle
The London Greek Wine Festival is a showcase of the best of Greek wines, brought to you by Theodore Kyriakou and the team at The Greek Larder. It launched in 2015 for the first time and was an overwhelming success, immersing guests in all things Greek wine… The festival will be hosted by Olly Smith and is taking place at the West Handyside Canopy at Kings Cross this weekend.