92 points Wine & Spirits
“This malagousia reflects the cool climate it grows in, a high plain in northwest Greece. It’s tight and bright, with a saline minerality that acts like a spark, lighting up the citrusy fruit and floral herbs. Long, lean and light, it’s a refreshing, elegant aperitif." Best Buy
“Skin contact, controlled alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks with cooling jackets, on lees for two months with regular stirring. TA 5.6 g/l, RS 1.7 g/l, pH 3.34.
Scented with a mix of peach and lightly exotic fruit and flowers but not excessive thanks to a citrus freshness in tandem, even a slight mineral/stony note. There's texture from the skin contact and the lees ageing that gives a fulness in the mouth but it is still light on its feet and very fresh. This is a variety that is difficult to get right but here there is intensity without excess weight and a long pure finish. 16.5/20 points. (JH)"
Vinous Reverie Notes
Variety: Malagouzia 100%. Region / Location / Vineyard: Amyndeon plateau. Amyndeon viticulture zone. North-western Macedonia. "Turtles" sub-region. 670m altitude, with north-western exposure, facing mount Voras. 69ha of Linear, privately owned vineyard situated at an altitude of 620-710m. Vinification: Destemming, no crushing, cold soak - skin contact under controlled conditions, alcoholic fermentation at gradual increasing temperatures, maintenance of wine "sur lies" for two months with regular stirring. Tasting Notes: Brilliantly, light yellow in color with greenish tints. Strong and lively nose, typical Malagouzia, suggesting rose petal with floral aromas and sweet spices, melon, litchi with a note of honeysuckle. Round and mellow on the palate, fat but balanced, high in alcohol with plenty of finesse. Well structured, reminding the nose aromas with a hint of rosemary. A richly textured wine with superb length and balance. A classy wine with long finish and persistent aromas. Food Pairing: Excellently married with green salads, baked vegetables, pasta, low fat fishes and a wide variety of Greek sea food "Meze".