Monemvassia

Monemvassia takes its name from its town of origin, Monemvasia, located in Laconia in south-east Peloponnese. It is said to be one of the varieties that were used back in the Middle Ages in the production of the famous sweet Malvasia wine, efforts for the revival of which are currently undertaken. Despite its Laconian origin, it is mainly grown on Cyclades islands and especially on the island of Paros. Monemvassia tends to give wines that are rich and full-bodied with moderate alcohol and low acidity. Fruity aromas and flavours are dominant, reminding citrus fruits like orange and mandarin, as well as pear. It is usually blended, although varietal expressions can also be found. Monemvassia wines’ structure makes them pair nicely with less acidic dishes with white meat and non-fat fish.