Dryads

Dryads - Papras Bio Wines - Tyrnavos, Thessaly, Greece - Orange Natural Red Wine - Merlot - Organic wine - Eklektikon

Dryads are mythological nymphs that could switch between tree and human form at will. Papras crafts Dryads from organic Merlot on the slopes of the mythical Olympus mountain, spontaneously fermented in ambient temperatures and bottled with just touch of sulfites and nothing else.

  • Grower: Papras Bio Wines
  • Vintage: 2021
  • Type: Red Dry Wine
  • Grapes: Merlot 100%
  • Appellation: PGI Tyrnavos
  • Alcohol: 12.00%
  • Bottle: 750ml
  • Viticulture: Certified organic
  • Vinification: 32 days of skin and stems contact in stainless steel, spontaneously fermented in stainless steel tank, with a few days of barrel development in stainless steel and a few sulfites added at bottling

Viticulture

  • Certified organic
  • Climate: Mediterranean climate, affected by the nearby Olympus mountain, with cold Winters and hot Summers.
  • Soil: Mainly limestone, with good straining properties
  • Vine age: Planted in 1990
  • Altitude: 110m
  • Slope: 3%
  • Planting density: 4,000 plants / ha
  • Yield: 2kg / plant
  • Irrigation: Drip irrigation
  • Spraying: 1 per season (bluestone / sulfur)
  • Harvesting: Manually

Vinification

  • Maceration: 32 days with skins and stems in stainless steel tank
  • Pressing: None
  • Temperature Control: None
  • Yeast: Native (spontaneous fermentation for 20 days in stainless steel tank)
  • Malolactic: Naturally completed
  • Maturation: 30 days in stainless steel tank
  • Clarification: Racking
  • Filtration: None
  • Production: 4,000 lt
  • Alcohol: 12.00%
  • Acidity: 5.50 gr/l
  • RS: 0.00 gr/l
  • Total sulfites: 30 mg/l
  • 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.