As many of our regular customers know, we like to hunt out wines made from more unusual grapes. And this week, we are shining the spotlight on Malagousia, from the Epanomi wine region near Thessaloniki in Greece.
This white grape was saved from extinction by producer Vangelis Gerovassiliou, and we’ll be opening his 2011 Malagousia this weekend.
It is big, creamy, supple and aromatic. Some like to compare it to a Viognier. It is crammed with flavours of lush lemons and apricots with sprinkles of powdered ginger, aromas of jasmine before a dry, lingering finish. All in all, it feels rather exotic without being too in-your-face. Lovely on its own, it is good with a range of food, from roast pork to spicy food.
As we seem to be entering the season of big reds, we’ll also be opening a bottle of Sesti Monteleccio 2010. It is, if you like, a baby baby Brunello, being the junior version of a Rosso di Montalcino, which in turn is the younger sibling to the great wine of Tuscany. Are you still with us?
100% Sangiovese, this biodynamic wine with minimal chemical intervention is plush, structure,
And if you wonder what the stars are on the label, owner Giuseppe Sesti is a former astronomer
On Friday night we’re also looking for your feedback on a wine that we’re thinking of stocking – we’d really love your opinion – so stop by and let us know what you think.
Bottles are open from 6-8pm on a Friday and 2-6pm on Saturday. See you there!