Kontozisis Organic Vineyards is an organic grower in Karditsa, a rural town in the region of Thessaly. The "Cinderella" of Greek grapes, the delicate and aromatic Malagousia.
Delicate floral nose leading to a multi-layered palate. Underripe papaya, lychee, ginger, pressed white flower petals, medium bodied, tangerine peel, coriander, dry & warming finish. Fresh and powerful at the same time. Almost reminds me of a Summer Shandy-style beer, with a subtle bitter quality complimenting the citrus peel and spice notes.
region: karditsa, greece
farming & cellar: Organic, Pre-fermentation cold extraction at 7-10C takes place for 22 hours, and extraction is with no press (free run). After fermentation with wild yeast, the wine rests on its lees for 6 months and then cold stabilized. It is bottled unfiltered with a few sulfites. Vegan friendly.
pairing: olive oil and garlic poached red shrimp