September 3, 2015

Papagiannakos Domaine PGI Attica Kalogeri Malagousia 2014

Papagiannakos-kalogeri-wmUnbelievably, Malagousia was almost extinct until recent times. The grape originated in Nafpaktos in Western Greece and with its intense aromatics, it is set to be one of the Greek varietals that makes the world sit up and take note of the country’s wines. This wine has made a definite start in doing this by taking a gold medal at the Sommeliers Wine Awards 2015 in the UK – a first gold for Greece at this particular wine show.

Papagiannakos Domaine, family owned winery in the region of Attica, takes care to make sure that their grapes retain their intensely fruity profile with a cool stainless steel tank ferment.

Intensity is key to this wine. The detailed and complex fruit has an abundance of banana tropical fruit melds with a citrus lemon and lime profile that is scented with attractively perfumed musk. There is some balancing residual sugar to add body to the wine.

As the wine hits mid palate the fruit becomes more floral with blossom and talcum powder notes. The acid is tauter at this point and then proceeds to become more sherberty on the finish. Drink young to enjoy this perfume. Have a glass as an aperitif and then take the rest to enjoy with a meal. This fragrant white will work very well with Asian flavours or with a flavourful fish or seafood dish or some grilled lemon chicken. 

Quickie review «A big mouthful of tropical & citrus fruit, perfumed with musk. A wine with curves before finishing with sherberty acid.»

Country of Origin: Greece   Date:  June 30, 2015   Price: tbc Drink: now or hold   Needs food: no   Source: tasting



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