Grape (Vitis)
Color of berry skinBlanc
SpeciesVitis vinifera
Also calledsee list of synonyms
VIVC number7158

Malagousia or Malagouzia (Greek Μαλαγουζιά) is a white Greek wine grape that was virtually extinct until Professor of Oenology Vassilis Logothetis re-discovered it in Nafpaktia and presented it to one of his students, Vangelis Gerovassiliou, in the 1970s. Experimental vinification began at the Porto Carras winery, and later continued on Vangelis Gerovassiliou's own estate.[1] The grape is highly aromatic and has the potential to produce soft, elegant wines.[2]


Malagousia is also known under the synonyms Malagouzia, Malagoyzia, Malaouzia, Malaoyzia, Melaouzia, and Melaoyzia.[3]

It may also be related to Malvasia. [4]


  1. ^ "Malagousia: The Cinderella of Greek Grapes". 16 October 2015.
  2. ^ J. Robinson Jancis Robinson's Wine Course Third Edition pg 113 Abbeville Press 2003 ISBN 0-7892-0883-0
  3. ^ Malagouzia, Vitis International Variety Catalogue, accessed 2010-12-03
  4. ^ "Malagouzia". 2018.