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Malagouzia Matsa

Malagouzia Matsa

The Malagouzia variety draws its origin from the region of Nafpaktia. It was planted in the Matsa vineyard as part of the vine planting in the late 80s and was one of the varieties that showed excellent acclimatization in the estate's ecosystem. Roxane Matsa is called "The lady of Malagouzia" by the Greek wine producers because she kindly offered her knowledge to everyone who wanted to start its cultivation. 

An organic wine that overflows with its intense aromatic bouquet, which makes it unique.

Varieties: 100% Malagouzia (ORGANIC)

Vintage: 2021

Region: Attiki

Country: Greece

Certification: PGI Palini – Protected Geographical Indication

Soil Type: Marl (clay loam) medium-textured soil, rich in calcium, potassium and magnesium.

Age of Vines: 20 yo

Altitude: 180 m

Avg Yield per vine: 2.2 kg

Harvest Date: 6-12th of August


Selection of Malagouzia grapes from Matsa Estate in Attica. Evaluation of analytical and berry sensory data to assess the right time to harvest. Specific harvest plan for each plot. Careful hand picking in the vineyard at the coolest times of the day. Cooling of incoming grapes at 10 0C followed by hand sorting in the winery. White wine vinification scheme with 8-10 hours of skin contact. Temperature controlled alcoholic fermentation at 14-18 0C. Maturation on the fine lees for 6 months, gentle filtering and bottling.

Wine Maker Comments

Visual: Brilliant, crystal-clear, pale yellow colour

Aroma: Very generous on the nose with dominating aromas of water melon grapefruit, peach and citrus fruit accompanied by floral notes of jasmine and honey.

Taste: Fine, full bodied and complex with excellent balance and a long aromatic aftertaste

Food pairing: Pasta with lobster, grilled sea bream , chicken dishes with sweet and sour sauces, yellow cheese or fruits,

Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C

Quantity Produced: 40.000 bottles

Characteristics: Bright white-yellow color with greenish highlights. Aromatically Generous, it focuses on fruity characters such as melon, apricot, and citrus while being framed by more mature and sweet aromas such as honey and jasmine. Refined and complex on the palate with a full body. Its characteristic peppery flavor goes perfectly with the honey character it brings out in the aftertaste. It is extremely balanced between acidity and alcohol level while it also produces a full, slightly oily body that harmoniously bridges the passage from the nose to the mouth.​

Analytic details

Alcohol: 13.0 %

Volatile acidity: 0.42 g/L acetic acid

Total acidity: 5.2 g/L tartaric acid

pH: 3.35

Reducing sugars: 2.9 g/L

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