Grape(s): 100% Malagousia
Localization: Paros, Greece
Tasting Notes: Pale white-yellow color with green reflections. Intense peach aromas with a lovely purity of fruit, crisp acidity, and a fresh feel at the finish.
Notes: Maceration and fermentation in stainless steel vats at low temperatures and short aging on its lees.
Food pairing: Green salads with light dressings, pasta with white sauce, fish on the grill
The Domain: Moraitis family winery is located in Naoussa in the island of Paros, by the beach of Agioi Anargyroi. In 1910, Manolis Moraitis, grandfather of the family, started operating the winery. He cultivated his own vineyards to make his wine, while he also gathered grapes from other island producers. He released his wine in oak barrels and exported it to several parts of Greece. Subsequently, the second generation undertook the winery, and the father of the family, Theodoros Moraitis, continued with the viticulture, winemaking, and exports, till 1967 when he bottled, for the first time, his wine. In 1980 the third generation took over, represented by Manolis Moraitis junior, who puts his own mark in the history of the winery. He renovated the winery and introduced modern machinery. He, also, extended the vineyard and planted with indigenous varieties. He struggles to save the historic vineyard of Paros from the tourism development. The vineyards of the Moraitis family cover an area of 150 acres and are being cultivated with a lot of care, according to the guidelines of the regulations concerning the Organic Cultivation of vine. They are located in the regions of Kamares, Agioi Anargyroi, Kolympithres, Ambelas, Ysterni, Stavros, Sarakiniko, and Leivadia and the vines have been trained linearly in an upright direction. The varieties planted are: Mantilaria, Aidani, Kokkino, Karabraimi, Monemvasia, Assyrtiko, Malagouzia, White Aidani, Malvasia, Sauvignon blanc, Cabernet, Merlot and Syrah.