With a label reminiscent of clear blue waters and a symbolic name (Vre comes from the French vrai, which means truth), Malagouzia Vre of Chatzivaritis Estate comes to steal the show and your heart. So this real and natural Malagousia from the vineyard of the Estate in the area of Plagia, is harvested by hand and after gentle pressure is spontaneously fermented in stainless steel tanks, without additives, clarification or filtration, with minimal sulfide addition. The wine remains in the tanks with the wine lees for 4 months. VRE has a golden color that is not completely clear due to its natural production process. On the nose it is impressive and intense with aromas of citrus, vanilla, toast and a bouquet of small white flowers. The mouth is full of tension, with a medium body, crunchy acidity, slightly oily, with a long aftertaste in combination with an underlying minerality.
Chatzivaritis Estate Malagouzia ”Vre” 2020 0.75l
Aperitif, cheeses (especially with those of fresh or hot goat cheese), fruit salads, green salads, grilled shrimp, prosciutto with melon
Cheese, Fruits, Risotto, Seafood
Since early 1980s, Vaggelis Hatzivaritis and Olga Iakwvidou organized gatherings with friends every year in Goumenissa, in order to bottle the wine of the year. The interminable conversations and love for wine inspired them to create Hatzivaritis Estate.
In the beginning, they bought stretches at the region of Mpintampla in Goumenissa and, in 1994, they planted a 50 acre vineyard under the guidance and participation of Doros Vassiliadis and his sons, Viktoras and Kostas. The varieties cultivated are the Greek red ones: Xinomavro and Negkoska, as also the international ones of Sauvignon blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. In 2000, a 50 acre plot in Vakoufia was bought, close to the village of Filyria, which was planted, one year later, with Xinomavro and Negkoska. In this plot was established the winery of the company which operated for the first time in 2007. Moreover, it was tested the adaptation of new varieties. Most of cultivation tasks are done manually to ensure the high quality of raw material and vines safety.