Papras Red

Papras red is a natural wine from organic Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, grown on the south slopes of mount Olympus, which is ideal for the ubiquitous variety thanks to its mountain breeze.

  • Grower: Papras Bio Wines
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
  • Appellation: PGI Tyrnavos
  • Alcohol: – Coming soon –
  • Bottle: 750ml
  • Viticulture: Organic (certified)
  • Vinification: Natural vinification with no additives or heavy manipulation, and a very limited addition of sulfites.
  • Notes: – Coming soon –

Viticulture

  • Organic (certified)
  • Climate: Mediterranean climate, affected by the nearby Olympus mountain, with cold Winters and hot Summers.
  • Soil: Mainly limestone, with good straining properties, and a PH of 7-7.8.
  • Vine age: – Coming soon –
  • Altitude: 110m
  • Slope: Plains
  • Planting density: 3,800 plants / ha
  • Yield: 2-3kg / plant
  • Irrigation: Drip irrigation
  • Spraying: 1-2 per season (bluestone / sulfur)
  • Harvesting: Manual

Vinification

  • Maceration: Stainless steel
  • Yeast: Native (wild fermentation)
  • Malolactic: Blocked through temperature control
  • Maturation: Briefly in neutral oak
  • Clarification: None
  • Filtration: None
  • Production: – Coming soon –
  • Alcohol: – Coming soon –
  • Acidity: – Coming soon –
  • RS: – Coming soon –
  • Total sulfites: – Coming soon –
  • Certification: Organic grapes
  • Bottle: 750ml

Papras Bio Wines  is operated by the Papras family. Stergios Papras, the family’s oenologist, has been a pioneer of organic viticulture in Greece. The family’s vineyards have been certified organic since 1990, one of the first to receive organic certification in Greece. The focus is on sparkling wines and the local “Black Muscat of Tyrnavos“. The terroir and the breeze from the nearby mount Olympus, make Tyrnavos ideal for sparkling and aromatic wines.

Tyrnavos is sitting on the south slopes of the mythical mount Olympus, on the region of Thessaly in Greece. The proximity to the mountain, and the river that encircles the town of 16,800 people, define its terroir. Tyrnavos is mainly known for its production of tsipouro and ouzo, and is considered the birthplace of ouzo. Tyrnavos is also famous for a Dionysian carnival celebration named “Bourani”, which is known for its celebration of phallic symbols.