Evolved & warm. Orange peel & nail polish.
Ni 2019 from Chatzivaritis Estate has a deep copper colour.
On the nose it has a oxidised character and it reminds me of sherry. The bouquet is evolved with a quite distinctive note of nail polish. And yet this orange wine has also a delicate floral notes with chrysanthemum and potpourri, and a fruity side with orange peel and dried apricot.
The mouthfeel is slightly grippy with integrated tannins. On the mouth it’s fresh and warm with notes of sultanas and orange peel.
The finish is long.
How it's made
Very careful selection of the grapes, foot stomped, spontaneous fermentation in amphora with no additions. Unfined and unfiltered, with a small amount of sulfites. It matures for 4 months in old French oak barrels.
Malagousia (aka Malagouzia) is a white Greek wine grape.
In the past it risked extinction. In fact, Malagousia was resurrected only in the 70s and 80s did thanks to Vassilis Logothetis, a professor of oenology, and Vangelis Gerovassiliou, one of his students.
If the Gerovassiliou sounds familiar, it’s because Vangelis is now the owner of one of the best known wine estates in Greece. Of course he produces his own Malagousia!Link to here...