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Malagouzia

Malagouzia is one of Greece's most important white grape varieties, renowned for its vibrant aromas and high concentration of acidity.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Malagouzia is a green-yellow grape variety. Malagouzia has intense aromas of ripe peaches, apricots, lemon and honey, as well as floral notes. On the palate, it is fresh and crisp, with a good balance between its acidity and fruit flavours.

Fresh Malagouzia grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Malagouzia is mainly grown in northern Greece, particularly in the region of Macedonia. It is also grown in various wine regions across the country, including Thessaly, Peloponnese, Epirus, Achaia and Crete. Malagouzia grapes are harvested late in the season, when they have developed complex and aromatic flavours. The grapes are often harvested by hand and the juice is fermented in stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures to preserve its freshness. In Macedonia, Malagouzia is often blended with other local varieties such as Assyrtiko. These wines are characterised by their vibrant aromas and crisp acidity. In Peloponnese, Malagouzia is usually vinified as a single varietal and it produces wines with intense aromas and a mineral finish. Malagouzia pairs well with seafood, light pastas and salads. Its acidity also makes it a great match for spicy dishes.

Foods to pair with Malagouzia:

Asian food
Curry
Fish
Light meat
Salad
Fun Fact about Malagouzia
Malagouzia is one of the oldest grape varieties in Greece and has been grown since ancient times.

Top Wines with Malagouzia

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Alpha Estate (Κτήμα Αλφα) Malagouzia Turtles Vineyard

Alpha Estate (Κτήμα Αλφα)

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Alpha Estate's Malagouzia Turtles Vineyard is a standout wine that showcases the best of Greek winemaking. Produced by Alpha Estate, a renowned winery in Greece, this wine comes from the Turtles Vineyard, located in a picturesque appellation. The vineyard's unique features, such as its well-drained soil and optimal sun exposure, contribute to the exceptional quality of the grapes. The winemaking process involves careful selection and gentle handling of the fruit, resulting in a wine that beautifully captures the essence of Malagouzia. With its vibrant aromas, refreshing acidity, and elegant flavors, this wine offers a delightful balance between fruitiness and minerality. It is a perfect choice for those seeking a distinctive and enjoyable Greek wine experience.
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Food Pairing:
seafood
soft cheeses
salads
grilled vegetables
fish
burgers
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Seméli Aetheria Malagouzia - Chardonnay

Seméli

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3.9
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3.8
Seméli Aetheria Malagouzia - Chardonnay is a delightful blend of two grape varieties, crafted with precision and care. This wine is produced in a renowned appellation, known for its exceptional vineyard features. The grapes are sourced from carefully selected vineyards, where the unique terroir and climate contribute to the wine's distinct character. Aetheria Malagouzia - Chardonnay is known for its elegant style, with a harmonious balance of fruitiness and acidity. It offers a refreshing and vibrant drinking experience, making it a perfect choice for wine enthusiasts seeking a unique and enjoyable wine.
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fish
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$19.99
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Thymiopoulos ATMA White Natural

Thymiopoulos

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3.6
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Thymiopoulos ATMA White is a premium white wine produced by the renowned Greek winemaker Apostolos Thymiopoulos. The grapes are sourced from the Naoussa appellation, known for its high altitude vineyards and unique microclimate. The wine is made from a blend of indigenous grape varieties, including Malagousia and Assyrtiko, which are carefully selected and hand-harvested. The winemaking process involves gentle pressing and fermentation in stainless steel tanks, resulting in a fresh and vibrant wine with aromas of citrus and white flowers. The style of Thymiopoulos ATMA White is crisp and refreshing, making it a perfect match for seafood, salads, and light dishes.
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fish
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