Malagousia is a white skinned grape variety that is grown all over Greece; however Central Macedonia is considered the most significant region. Despite the different expressions of Malagousia throughout Greece, the variety tends to give wines that are rich and full-bodied with relatively low acidity.
They are intensively aromatic with a broad spectrum of aromas – ranging from flowers and blossoms to citrus fruits like lime and orange – complemented with some herbaceous notes that remind of basil. There are both oaked and un-oaked examples of Malagousia wines. Varietal wines are usual; however the variety is also blended with other local or international grape varieties by adding its aromatic character and richness.
Wines from Malagousia pair nicely with less acidic dishes with white meat and non-fat fish as the main ingredient.