ktimapavlides

SITUATED IN THE REGION OF DRAMA, IN NOTHERN GREECE, IN A NARROW VALLEY ON FOOTSLOPES OF MOUNT FALAKRO. 
FOUNDED BY CHRISTOFOROS PAVLIDIS IN 1998 AFTER A LONG SEARCH FOR SUITABLE SITES FOR QUALITY GRAPE GROWING.

ONLY 60 HECTARES OF PRIVATELY-OWNED VIENYARDS ARE PLANTED IN THE ESTATE.

THEMA WHITE / 0,75 LT

Category: Protected Geographical Indication Drama
Varietal composition: Sauvignon Blanc, Assyrtiko

Vinification
The perfect ripening of the grapes and the carefully selected date of harvest, which is practised during the night, contribute to the preservation of varietal aromas and natural acidity. Destemming and light-crushing is followed by a skin-contact at low temperature, longtime pressing and controlled fermentation of the juice at 180C in Inox tanks. A three months period staying on the lees gives certain roundness to this wine.

Specific characteristics 
Light yellow – green colour. Complex nose beginning with intense fruity aromas of exotic fruits and continuing with compounding hints of citron and peach. Well balanced and richly flavored in the mouth with pleasing freshness. Clean and fruity aftertaste finishing with the characteristic crispness of Assyrtiko.
Serving tips
Serve at 9-11oC, to bring out all the richness of aroma and freshness of flavour. Serve with: seafood and shellfish dishes, pasta with white sauces, white meats and salads. 

THEMA ROSE / 0,75 LT

Category: Protected Geographical Indication Drama
Varietal composition: Tempranillo 

Vinification
The perfect ripening of the grapes and the carefully selected date of harvest, which is practised during the night, contribute to the preservation of varietal aromatic and phenolic potential.This wine is the result of blending two methods of rose wine making: skin-contact at low temperature and longtime pressing, and/or by “saignée” from a tank with Tempranillo grapes in the phase of pre-fermentation maceration. This juice is fermented in Inox tanks where the wine is kept for four months with its lees.

Specific characteristics
This intensively rose wine is expressed with elegant aromas of strawberry and raspberry fruit on a fond of roses. In the mouth, the alcohol is nicely balanced from the acidity, giving a feeling of sweetness and a long finish with a touch of ripe red fruit on the palate.

Serving tips
Serve at: 8-10οC. Perfect with: Pasta, fish soups or roasted fish, mushrooms and white meat. Also good as an aperitif.

THEMA RED / 0,75 LT

Category: Protected Geographical Indication Drama
Varietal composition: Syrah, Agiorgitiko 

Vinification
The perfect ripening of the grapes and the carefully selected date of harvest, which is practised during the night, contribute to the preservation of varietal aromatic and phenolic potential. Right determing of the duration of pre- and post-fermentation maceration, allows extracting this potential, before its transfer by gravity to oak barrels. There, following malolactic fermentation, it is left to age for 12 months with further 8-10 months in the bottle.

Specific characteristics
The dark purple colour with violet reflections retains all its intensity. The nose is dominated by an intense bouquet of cherries and plums followed by scents of chocolate, smoke and vanilla. Generous in the mouth, with good balanced and lively tannin contributing to a velvety structure. Long and fruity aftertaste, with a light touch of oak. It needs further ageing to reveal its full potential.

Serving tips
Serve at 17-18oC. It is seeking the company of grilled red meat and spicy game, as well as spicy and unctuous cheeses. It’s a wine with a great potential of ageing. It needs to be decanted before serving.

EMPHASIS CHARDONNAY / 0,75 LT

Category: Protected Geographical Indication Drama
Varietal composition: Chardonnay

Vinification
The perfect ripening of the grapes and the carefully selected date of harvest, which is practised during the night, contribute to the preservation of varietal aromas and natural acidity. The must after the clarification in Inox tank, it is transferred with gravity to oak barrels where the alcoholic and malolactic fermentation are both achieved. There, the wine stays additionally 6 months with its lees.

Specific characteristics
Bright, golden colour. Beautifully evolved nose of aromas of pineapple and mango on a palate of honey and delicate vanilla-like hints of the oak. Its mouth is round and generous, giving a feeling of sweetness and it is balanced in acidity with a long-lasting freshness on the finish.

Serving tips
Serve at: 10-12οC. A dry-wine proposed to accompany grilled fish, oysters, pastas (with pesto) and a wide selection of fatty cheeses.

EMPHASIS ASSYRTIKO / 0,75 LT

Category: Protected Geographical Indication Drama
Varietal composition: Assyrtiko

Vinification
The perfect ripening of the grapes and the carefully selected date of harvest, which is practical during the night, contribute to the preservation of varietal aromas and natural acidity. Destemming and light-crushing is followed by skin-contact at low temperature, longtime-smooth pressing and fermentation under controlled range of temperature in Inox tanks. A four months period staying on lees gives certain roundness to this wine.

Specific characteristics
Bright, green-yellow colour. On the nose discreet aromas of white flowers, citrus and lemon peel combined with a sense of minerality. It is a full-bodied wine with an extremely high and refreshing acidity and notes of citrus, stone and chalk dominating in its long aftertaste.

Serving tips
Serve at: 9-11οC. It pairs very well with fishes and fresh Mediterranean salads, as well as pastas (with pesto) and a wide selection of fatty cheeses.

EMPHASIS SYRAH / 0,75 LT

Category: Protected Geographical Indication Drama
Varietal composition: Syrah 

Vinification 
The perfect ripening of the grapes and the carefully selected date of harvest, which is practised during the night, contribute to the preservation of varietal aromatic and phenolic potential. Hand picking of grapes is followed by two tables of selection, the destemming and light crushing of the baies. Right determing of the durations of pre- and post-fermentation macerations, allows extracting the aromatic and phenolic potential, before its transfer by gravity to oak barrels. There, following malolactic fermentation, it is left to age for 18 months with a further 18 months in the bottle.

Specific characteristics
Deep purple in colour with violet sheens. The nose is dominated by an intense bouquet of fruity aromas (cherry, blackberry), spicy (thyme, basil) and oaky (vanilla, coffee) characters. Rich and tasteful on the palate, with velvety tannin, pleasing texture and captivating fruity-spicy aftertaste. A concentrated, lively, complex and age worthy wine.

Serving  tips
Serve at: 17-18οC. Ideal complement for smoked cheeses, grilled red meat, and spicy game. It’s a wine with a great potential of ageing. It needs to be decanted before serving.

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