From Thessaloniki in northern mainland Greece, on the slopes of Mount Epanomi. The vineyards are located 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.
Following skin contact in cold, vinification is carried out in stainless steel tanks at 18 °C, while some is vinified in French oak barrels. The wine is left with its lees for a number of months to gain structure and body.
Drink now and over the next 2 years.
Evangelos Gerovassiliou runs his family estate of 56 hectares and has almost single-handedly revived the fortunes of this ancient grape variety, by planting the nearly extinct Malagousia in 1981. The first vinification took place in 1986.
Seafood, poultry, pasta dishes with light sauces fresh vegetable salads, Mediterranean and Asian cuisine.
Suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
In the press
Gold - Citadelles du Vin, France - 2021 (2020 vintage)
90 points - The Wine Advocate, USA - 2021 (2019 vintage)
Gold - Drinks Business & Spirits Business Spring Blind Tasting, UK - 2021 (2020 vintage)
Silver - Decanter World Wine Awards, UK - 2020 (2019 vintage)
Gold - Sommelier Wine Award, UK - 2020 (2019 vintage)
Gold - Decanter World Wine Awards 2019 (2018 vintage)