Babatzim Doureios White 2015
White | Macedonia | 13% ABV | 750ml
From 100% Malagousia, grown in the organic family vineyards in Achialos, a few kilometres to the North and West of the city of Thessaloniki. Balanced & refreshing with yellow fruit and floral aromas. A truly clean, authentic taste of Malagousia and one of the best examples of this variety, though not widely known. Deserves attention!
Malagousia is an aromatic white variety grown primarily in Macedonia and Central Greece. The variety was rescued from near extinction in 1983 by the winemaker Evangelos Gerovassiliou, after he singled out the variety in the local vineyards and planted out his own at Epanomi, on the Halkidiki peninsula, with the variety. Malagousia is best known for its citrus and peach aroma characteristics, often showing various melon and pear flavours on the palate. It is often used as a blending variety, most notably with Assyrtiko, to which it adds exciting aromas and delicacy.