Thyrsus 2016 - Oenogenesis Estate

Producer: Estate Oenogenesis
Varieties: Viognier, Μαλαγουζιά
Region: Μακεδονία

Thyrsus in Greek mythology was the ritual component of Dionysus and his escort, the Maenads Satyra and others. It was a small rectilinear stick of natural origin, and is a clown from a plant, perhaps from fennel or narthex, with a tufted blossom on its top. It is often depicted by a ribbon or braided with vine leaves. At the top is crowned with ivy, vine leaves, or a pine-pine-tree pine. The length of the trunk varies considerably, from 30 cm to 2 meters.


Protected geographical indication “Macedonia”


Variety Composition

Malagousia 60% / Viongnier 40%


Wine Characteristics

Thyrsus is the new wine of Oenogenesis with a pale yellow color. A nose of specific intensity with a bouquet reminiscent of a riot of white flowers, along with white fruit, stone fruit, tropical fruit that develop into orange blossoms aromas which are accompanied by herbal cues of lemon verbenas and rosemary aromas, while finishing with touches of honey and honeycomb. It has a dry taste, with medium acidity that is in very good balance with the full body of the wine. Its aftertaste is towards moderate.


Serving Recommendations

Served at 8°C. Accompanies rabbit roasted in the oven with caramelized pears in honey and mustard sauce. It also accompanies perfectly fresh fish baked in the oven and white meats.

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Products specifications
Color White
Type Dry
Region Macedonia
Geographical Indication PGI Macedonia
Vintage 2017
Variety Viognier, Malagouzia
Bottle 750ml (Standard Bottle)
Alcohol 12,5%
Organic No
Natural No
Aging potential 1 - 3 years
Closure Cork
Serving temperature 7°C - 9°C

Estate Oenogenesis

In 2007, Bakis Tsalkos, a renowned oenologist, met the family of Dominique Fontvielle-Petridis from Mont Brison, France, a woman who had grown up in a family with a strong wining cultural background. Together they joined their vision allowing it to develop even further.This is how Oenogenesis was set up with the aim to produce wines of the highest quality.

The privately owned vineyards of Domaine are located in the prefecture of Drama and Kavala, where today they occupy an area of ​​300 acres.

Climate and vineyards are a decisive twin for this and these two areas have been selected. Although the climate in these two areas is Mediterranean, it is characterized by wet, mild winters and large, hot, dry summers, the mountainous volume of Paggaios and the Aegean sea breeze affect differently these two regions.

The cultivation of the vineyards of the estate is carried out according to the standards of organic farming, in the soils that do not contain the water, are rocky, limestone and semi-clay. The lack of food data of the vine are factors that contribute to the production of good quality wines.

Respect for the environment, the flora and fauna of the area, are the inviolable rules for the estate. The varieties grown are Greek: Asyrtiko, Malagousia, Xinomavro and Moschato and the “international” Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Ugni Blanc, Viogner, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot.