“APLA” Family: Nikos Karatzas founded OENOPS WINES PC in 2015 and it is the most newly established winery in the region of Drama. Its main purpose is to produce high quality wines in limited quantities. The grapes come from personally selected vineyards from Drama and Macedonia in general, that are cultivated from ambitious winegrowers.
The biggest lesson we learned from Nikos Karatzas, with Apla Oenops, is that all great romances begin completely Apla (simply)! From the very first glass, Apla Oenops will immediately overcome your palate, with the simplicity of its fruity aromas, balance, and freshness!
Apla Oenops has been vinified by the well-known Greek wine veteran Nikos Karatzas and exudes authenticity! After his travels and his studies in Bordeaux, France, and after closing his collaboration with the Pavlidis Estate, he had an idea that constantly tormented him. So in 2015, he started his winery in Drama, under the name Oenops, which was also the newest in the region. How every year it claims a place in the list of the top 50 Greek wines and even in the top 20, we don't need to explain it to you. You will understand once you taste his wines!
Oenops cooperates with winegrowers and producers in different regions of Greece, from Soufli to Amyntaio and from Rapsani to Heraklion! With hard work in the vineyards throughout the year, the excellent quality of the grapes is a given. Apla Oenops is a blend of the three defining varieties of northern Greece, Roditis, Malagouzia, and Assyrtiko. It overflows with intense fruit aromas and refreshing freshness, while its quality and price ratio are unbeatable!
It is the wine that will have a place on your table every day, so we would advise you to start directly with a case!
Apla white is a blend 3 famous Greek grape varieties (Malagousia, Assyrtiko, Roditis). The result is a wine that combines maturity with freshness. Tropical and white-fleshed fruit on the nose, on a floral background. Rich mouth sense with good acidity and a long fruity aftertaste.
Viticulture–Winemaking: After chilling the grapes at 5oC, they are carefully sorted and pressed, with a small percentage of whole cluster, in a pneumatic press. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks and amphorae, vinifying each vineyard plot separately. After 2-4 months of aging on the fine lees, the wine is ready for bottling.
Tasting notes: A delicious wine with a lot of complexity and attractive tropical fruit in the nose, followed by stone fruits and floral notes. On the palate, it has a rich feel with restrained acidity and a lingering fruit finish.
Food Matching: Perfect with sea food and salads, sushi and Asian cuisine in general. A pleasure for all moments.
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