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Malagousia is a rare and wonderful white variety, native to the northern Peloponnese, grown in the beautiful mountainous terrain of Mt Aroania. This is a tour de force of flavour. Tetramythos has tapped into all the potential of this unique grape, to create a wine bursting with stone fruit, honeysuckle and soft, dried herbs. Though textured, it still has vibrant acidity that makes it lifted and refreshing to drink. A wine that exemplifies why Tetramythos' wines should be demanding your attention.
Originally selected for Jamie Goode's Wine Club Case
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Tetramythos vineyards overlook the Gulf of Corinth in northern Peloponnese. In 150 AD the geographer Pausanias referred to the local villages as ideal for the cultivation of grapes proving the region’s serious vinous history.
The beautifully wild vines are planted in a variety of different soils at altitudes between 650 to 1050 metres. These are true cool-climate vineyards mostly north facing on the slopes of Mount Aroania, where breezes from the Gulf of Corinth help produce fresh and balanced grapes.
The winery is owned by brothers Aristides and Stathis Spanos, together with the highly talented winemaker Panagiotis Papagiannopoulos. Today they farm organically, focusing on the native varieties of Roditis, Mavro Kalavrytino (the ski resort of Kalavryta is just up the road), Agiorgitiko and Malagousia. The Natur range is all made very naturally with a small dose of sulphur.