2019 Oenops 'Apla' Dry White Blend
This Aplá white is a blend of three famous Greek grape varieties (Malagousia, Assyrtiko and Roditis). The vineyards are located in the north of Greece (Drama region of Macedonia) with 12-45 year old vines. Wholly sustainable. The climate is warm with heated summers with mild, wetter winters. Sorting of the grapes and either direct pressing or limited cold maceration. Fermentation in inox tanks and amphoras. Four months aging on the fine lees before bottling.
A delicious wine with a lot of complexity from the old vines. Attractive tropical fruit in the nose, completed with stone fruits and floral notes with a hint of white pepper. On the palate, it has a rich feel with restrained acidity and a lingering fruit finish.
Founded in 2015 by celebrated Greek wine maker Nikos Karatzas, Oenops is the most newly established winery in the region of Drama. Its main goal is to produce the highest quality wines in limited quantities. The grapes are sourced from personally selected vineyards from Drama and surrouding areas of Macedonia, cultivated by ambitious winegrowers.