Northern Greece, Drama

Wine Art Estate

Wine Art Estate lies at the foot of Mount Pangaion in Drama, Northern Greece. Since ancient times the region has been known for the cultivation of the vine and the production of wines, as evidenced by the ruins of a Sanctuary of Dionysus, the ancient Greek god of wine. Wine Art Estate was created by civil engineer Yannis Papadopoulos and architect Yannis Kalaitzidis who became passionate winemakers. They created a beautiful winery in the early 1990s and are known for their award-winning wines. Currently, the son of Yannis Papadopoulos, Akis Papadopoulos, is the lead oenologist, having studied winemaking and chemistry in Bordeaux. The wines are highly distinguished in Greece and are vinified from indigenous and international varieties.

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Techni Alipias White

Varietal/Blend

Sauvignon Blanc 80% Assyrtiko 20%

Notes

The Sauvignon Blanc in this blend offers a rich aroma of mature white fruits, while the Assyrtiko provides crisp taste, and structure. The two varieties blend in an elegant and harmonious combination. Techni' translates to 'the art of' and 'Alipias', 'getting rid of sorrows’ which is easy to do when enjoying this great wine.

Food Pairing

Lightly seasoned fish and steamed shellfish. It also pairs well with sushi even with wasabi.

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Plano Malagousia

Varietal/Blend

Malagousia 100%

Notes

A full-bodied wine with refreshing acidity and a long aftertaste. The nose is marked by explosive aromas of citrus fruits, honeydew melon, white flowers and bergamot orange.

Food Pairing

Perfect for spicy soups and fresh green salads. This wine can handle dishes with intense flavors and spices therefore ideal for Latin, Cajun or Asian cuisine.

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Idisma Drios Assyrtiko

Varietal/Blend

Assyrtiko 100%

Notes

Idisma Drios means ‘sweetly oaked’, a name that reflects the rich sweetness imparted by the oak barrel. Straw pale color, intense citrus-fruits aromas with a distinctive peachy character. After the skin contact maceration, the must is fermented in new and once used French oak barrels and matures in contact with its fine lees for about 5 months, for maximum body and aromatic complexity.

Food Pairing

Pairs well with pork dishes, fatty fish like Grouper and Swordfish as well as shellfish.

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Pink Bang

Varietal/Blend

Touriga Nacional 100%

Notes

Pink bang is a modern rosé, produced from the vinification of Touriga Nacional grapes. Wine Art Estate has planted the first vineyard of Touriga Nacional in Greece. This rosé is complex and particularly delicate nose with floral and red fruit aromas. Refreshing mouth dominated by a fruity and spicy aftertaste.

Food Pairing

Salmon tartar, beef carpaccio, and sushi.

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Techni Alipias Red

Varietal/Blend

Cabernet Sauvignon 70% Agiorgitiko 30%

Notes

The Cabernet Sauvignon, and Agiorgitiko grapes that take part in the wine's varietal composition are vinified separately, by the classic red vinification method. After alcoholic and malolactic fermentation, the wine is aged for at least 12 months in French oak barrels . On the nose it is fruity and complex, with a beautiful open bouquet of cherries and plums, with notes of pepper and vanilla. It is rich, mature, fleshy and well structured, with beautifully softened tannins.

Food Pairing

Red meats and poultry with rich sauces (beef ragout, tenderloin stuffed with pistachios), barbecue and wild game.

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Touriga Nacional

Varietal/Blend

Touriga Nacional 100%

Notes

It is the first official expression of this well-known Portuguese variety, cultivated in Greek soil. The color is deep red enhanced by impressive purple reflections. The nose is beautifully typical, dominated by black pepper, violet and red fruit aromas. It is well structured with a long lasting aftertaste.

Food Pairing

A perfectly grilled filet mignon steak with baked hasselback potatoes, Bison burgers or game.

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Nebbio

Varietal/Blend

Nebbiolo 100%

Notes

This premium varietal wine is produced from 100% Nebbiolo grapes. After being vinified by the classic red vinification method, the wine ages for 4-5 years in oak barrels. This long barrel maturation, balances the varietal’s high tannic potential and enhances the complexity of the wine. Complex bouquet of plums, black olives, cedar and sun-dried tomatoes. Robust and full-bodied in the mouth, with vigorous tannins and a structural elegance.

Food Pairing

A charcuterie board with prosciutto, goat cheese and figs or a spicy mushroom Bolognese.

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