Organic dry white wine Malagouzia "Enarxis"
The "Enarxis" Malagouzia is incredibly tasty and cool with strong aromas both in the nose and in the mouth. It successfully expresses the dynamics of the "star" variety of the Greek Vineyard but also its adaptation to the terroir of the region!
Category: Organic white wine / P.G.I. HALKIDIKI
Taste profile: dry/aromatic
Vineyard/Location: Nea Raidestos. Owned, Linear, and Grown organically without irrigation with sandy loam soils and good drainage.
Variety composition: 100% Malagouzia
Winemaking: Pre-fermentation cryo-extraction, Controlled alcoholic fermentation, Aging on lees.
Characteristics: Alcohol 13.8% vol – Sugars: 2.9 gr/lit – Total acidity: 5.6 gr/lit in tartaric acid – pH: 3.31.
It stands out for its bright appearance and lemon-green color.
Explosively aromatic with aromas of fruits (peach, apricot, pear, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, lime, lemon), white flowers (jasmine & chamomile), and herbs (spearmint & mint).
The taste of the wine is delicious with a crisp acidity that gives it a freshness and cool feeling. A balanced Malagouzia with a rich & full body and a gently spicy aftertaste that makes it pleasant & exciting.
Serving recommendations: Best served at 8°-10°C in a tulip-shaped glass for white aromatic wines.
It ideally accompanies the 'Enarxis' (beginning) of a meal such as cool green salads with citrus dressing.
Enjoy it with risotto or seafood pasta. It combines harmoniously with Asian & Mediterranean cuisine, with grilled fish, chicken, and pork breaded or grilled, with light white sauces. Ideal to accompany the traditional appetizers of Greek cuisine such as stuffed vine leaves "dolmadakia", vegetable pies, and cheese pies. The perfect summer aperitif can harmoniously end a meal by accompanying yellow cheeses and fruits.
Aging recommendations: It is recommended the bottles to be stored in a shady place, in a sideways position, and at a temperature of 14°C – 16°C.
Thomas Kontopos, oenologist & winemaking consultant, after 30 years of involvement in the world of wine created with his wife Katerina Didaskalou, biologist-brewer, a Winery - Wine Cellar, in Nea Raidesto, Thessaloniki.
Thomas's First Steps
Thomas is leaving Evangelos Tsantalis S.A. and starting consulting as a production oenologist initially at the Protopapa Estate, in Kariani Kavala, and then at the Michalaki Estate, in Heraklion, Crete.
Katerina's First Steps
Biologist Katerina specializes in her knowledge on wine at I. Boutaris & Sons Winery SA, at its central winery in Stenimacho, Naoussa.
Thomas takes over as head of the winery & head of winemaking at Evangelos Tsantalis S.A., while Katerina jumps over and takes over until now the head of the Mythos brewery, which then belonged to the BOUTARI group and today to Olympic Brewery S.A.
New Professional Ventures
Thomas is leaving Evangelos Tsantalis S.A. and starts consulting as a production oenologist initially at the Protopapa Estate, in Kariani Kavala and then at the Michalaki Estate, in Heraklion, Crete. At the same time, he is also involved in education, transferring his experience and his love for wine, to the students of public and private I.E.K., until 2020.
He takes over from the "foundations" as the responsible oenologist of production at the Estate of Klaudia Papagiannis, in Arnea Halkidiki.
Wine Therapy Foundation
Wine Therapy is created and at the same time, the first experimental vineyard with Greek varieties is planted.
Wine Therapy/ Vineyards
The main vineyard of Wine Therapy is planted with MALAGOUZIA and our collaboration with the Limited Liability Social Cooperative - Mental Health Sector of Eastern Thessaloniki & Halkidiki, IRIS, begins, in the production of wines from the organic vineyard of the cooperative, in Portaria, Halkidiki.
The new generation
The year in which the new generation of the Kontopos family begins its involvement with Wine Therapy.
Vassiliki-Irini, Production & Management Engineer, a graduate of WSET Level 2, and Ioanna the Oenologist. With an absolute emphasis on high quality, this collaboration marries experience with a fresh pioneering eye and creates wines of limited production, labeled Wine Therapy.
- MESIMBRIA WINERY, in Nea Mesimvria, Thessaloniki.
- AGROVISION ESTATE, in Ierissos, Halkidiki.
- KONSTANTARA WINES, in Portaria, Halkidiki.
- GIUAANI L.t.d, Georgian winery, Kaxeti district, Manavi village, in the production of Orange or Amber Wines. That is the vinification of white grapes in the presence of stems in clay jars-amphorae which in Georgia are called qvevri.
A bottle of wine, two good friends
With a glass of wine to banish the routine of everyday life
In the difficult days we are going through, we owe ourselves and our loved ones small rewards. Wine always gives a reason.
A bottle of wine, two good friends, and the wine journey will begin with a smile, one of those that the first clink of glasses brings with it.