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: 2020
  • Type: Red Dry Wine
  • Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
  • Appellation: PGI Tyrnavos
  • Alcohol: 12%
  • Bottle: 750ml
  • Viticulture: Certified organic
  • Vinification: Natural vinification with no additives or heavy manipulation, and a very limited addition of sulfites.
  • Tasting Notes: Lighter side of Cabernet, with hints of oak and VA, refreshing acidity and vibrant fruit.
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  • Certified Organic
  • 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: Planted in 1991
  • Altitude: 110m
  • Slope: Plains
  • Planting density: 4,000 plants / ha
  • Yield: 2kg / plant
  • Irrigation: Once or twice per season
  • Spraying: 1-2 per season (bluestone / sulfur)
  • Harvesting: Manually


  • Maceration: Skin contact in stainless steel tank for 32 days
  • Press: None
  • Temperature control: None
  • Yeast: Indigenous (spontaneous fermentation)
  • Malolactic: Naturally completed
  • Maturation: 7 months in neutral oak
  • Clarification: None
  • Filtration: None
  • Production: 3,000 lt
  • Alcohol: 12%
  • Acidity: 5.70 gr/l
  • RS: 0 gr/l
  • Total sulfites: 40 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.