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Papras Bio

Papras Bio 'Pleiades' Orange Roditis 2021


no added sulfur

Country: Greece

Region: Thessalia

Type: Orange Wine 

Grape: Roditis

Papras Bio Wines is operated by the Papras family. Stergios Papras, the family’s oenologist, was the local co-op’s president and oenologist from 1979 until recently, and put the region on the map for championing the indigenous grapes of the area - Black Muscat of Tyrnavos and Tsipouro.

Stergios Papras has always been an advocate for organic viticulture, and his vineyards have been certified organic since 1990 (the first year this was possible for Greece). His brother, Thomas, and his son, personally tend to the vineyards. The focus is on fresh, organic, sparkling and still wines, with the indigenous grapes of the area, mainly Black Muscat of Tyrnavos, and Roditis, the rosy-skinned and second-most planted grape of Greece.

25 days of skin and partial stems (50%) contact in stainless steel, spontaneously fermented in ambient temperatures, with a few days of barrel development in old oak and a few sulfites added at bottling

Bronze color, highly aromatic, with honey and mineral notes, and a salty palate with a beeswax-like quality.