The white grape comes from Greece, Synonyms are Malagouzia, Malagoussia, Malagousia Blanc, Malagasy, Malaouzia, Melaouzia, Malaoyzia and Melaoyzia. It probably comes from the area around the port city of Nafpakos in the west of the mainland. The nearly extinct vine was rediscovered in the mid-1970s by Professor Vassilis Logothetis and is becoming increasingly important. The early ripening vine is prone to Botrytis and wrong mildew but resistant to drought, It produces full-bodied, fragrant white wines with peach and apricot aroma and light nutmeg, The variety is mainly in the region Macedonia among others in the field Côtes de Meliton, as well as on the island Paros grown. In 2010, a total of 182 hectares of vineyards were reported in Greece (Statistics Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012