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Malagousia

Aromatic Greek white wine with ripe lemon, grapefruit, peach, orange blossom, pineapple, and melon in an approachable wine with a pleasing wash of tartness.

Indigenous to Greece, Malagousia offers a mid-weight wine with powerful florals, intense yet soft citrus, stone, and tropical fruit and a brush of minerality all balanced by fine acidity. This elegant, fragrant wine is a standout choice for wine enthusiasts seeking a distinctive Mediterranean wine.

Malagousia comes from the northern region of Macedonia. It was nearly extinct until it was given a new lease of life at the end of the 20th century by winemaker Evangelos Gerovassiliou, who recognized its potential for producing high-quality wines. Malagousia is famous for its aromatic profile, often displaying intense floral and fruity aromas, with notes of citrus, exotic fruits, and white blossoms. As such, wines made from Malagousia are often enjoyed young to fully appreciate their vibrant fruit flavors and aromatic complexity. This wine has gained popularity both domestically and internationally, contributing to the growing recognition of Greek wines on the global stage. If you enjoy Muscat or Gewurztraminer, you’ll want to add Malagousia to your list of aromatic white wines to try.

Fun Fact: The roots of this wine’s name are not confirmed but there’s speculation that it could be related to the Greek for “soft” which is “malagos”. This would reflect the gentle, blooming florals and fruit of this fragrant white wine.

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