Organic white wine Malagouzia Barrique
A Malagouzia wine like no other! And you have to try it!
With an absolute emphasis on the high quality of the grapes, the low yield per hectare, the gentle natural vinification, and the zero interventions in the wine, MALAGOUSIA Barrique, in every delicious sip has been transformed into a world-class wine!
Category: Organic white wine / P.G.I. THESSALONIKI
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: Fermentative cryoextraction. Controlled alcoholic fermentation and then, 90% of the wine matures in American oak barrels for 1.5 month. The other 10% is matured with fine lees, giving volume, structure, and complexity to the whole wine and with great aging potential.
Characteristics: Alcohol 13.8% vol – Sugars: 2.1 gr/lit – Total acidity: 5.7gr/lit in tartaric acid – pH: 3.32.
Medium pale lemon color with greenish highlights, herbal character, and intense aromas of lemon, peach, grapefruit, pineapple, white flowers, yeast, and mint.
In the mouth, it has a moderate (+) body, balanced (+) acidity, with a subtle oily feeling but at the same time refreshing. Juicy white-fleshed fruits mingle with citrus. Notes of lemon blossoms, and white rose, but also notes of mint, green tea, brioche, tobacco, and hazelnut, but without losing its apricot, tropical essence, which fill the mouth with every sip. The refreshing fruity aftertaste is long-lasting.
Serving recommendations: Serving temperature 8°-10° C in a tulip-shaped glass for white aromatic wines.
You must combine this Malagouzia with:
- Pies such as leek pie or spinach cheese pie
- Chicken with light sauces
- Spaghetti with shrimps, lemon, and fennel
- Fish carpaccio
- Sushi with eel and tuna
Fits perfectly with
- Scallops with butter sauce and mashed cauliflower
- Peskandritsa with prosciutto and lemon
- Smoked pork steak with honey and orange
- Barley with shrimps, fennel, and Naxos cheese
- Penne with smoked salmon and sour cream
Aging recommendations: It is recommended the bottles 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.