Ktima Pavlidis THEMA 2017
While winemaking in Drama dates back to antiquity, the region did not emerge onto the modern winemaking scene until the 1980s. Ktima Pavlidis was created in 1998 with 160 acres of estate vineyards planted with a mix of international and indigenous Greek varietals. The poor fertility and limited soil depth of the vineyards, together with high planting density and a long growing season, ensures that the grapes develop full, mature structure and excellent varietal character.
- 50% Assyrtiko, 50% Sauvignon Blanc
- Soils: Terra Rossa (red clay) and marly limestone
- Hand harvesting at night, with cold fermentation
- Aged on its lees for 2 months before bottling
Tasting Notes: This fragrant white possesses a multilayered bouquet, with intense aromas of exotic fruits and citrus upfront, complimented by hints of white pepper and a clean minerality. Well-balanced, with a rich mouthfeel, this dry white blend showcases refreshing fruitiness from the Sauvignon Blanc and an earthy character from the Assyrtiko.
FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: An ideal pairing wine for appetizers, fresh salads and seafood.