Step back in time with this white from the fortress island of Monemvasia, renowned in the Middle Ages as the home of Malvasia, the infamous Malmsey wine.
Monemvasia Winery was founded on September 20th, 1997 in Monemvasia of Lakonia by G.Tsibidis. This initiative had a clear objective: the revival of the Malvasia wine in its birth place. The winery covers a number of activities from historical research to vine search, vine growing, wine making, bottling, distribution, promotion and trading. Malvasia wine originated in the 12th century and for the subsequent 300 years, this wine ruled the European world. It is still being produced in many countries including Italy, Spain, Portugal, Madeira, even California and Croatia but it is not produced in its country of birth, Greece, from which it took its name - Malvasia - which is the Frankish name for Monemvasia.
Tasting Note: Kidonitsa is a rare, old local variety and one of the components of the legendary wine Malvasia. Citrus, quince and fresh herbs, lively and bright and just a touch of vanilla sweetness. Delightfully fragrant. Very slight grip in the texture. Great length.
Critics: Jancis Robinson 16.5/20