Oenops Wines


Modest in words but expressive in his actions, Nikos Karatzas started out his career at Ktima Pavlidis and, a decade on, has put his signature on emblematic wines such as Thema and Emphasis. His sights are now set on bigger things such as working with vines that are older than he is, participating in efforts to produce authentic wines and, mainly, helping make better wines from native Greek varieties. “My professional philosophy is the same as my guiding principle in life: honesty. Clean wines, with character and harmony, that express the vineyard from which they came. That is my goal.”

In 2015, Nikos created Oenops Wines. It is the newest wine production unit in the region of Drama with the aim to produce quality wines based on the principle of minimal intervention, wines with character that carry all those elements of each grape variety in combination with the vineyard in which it is cultivated.


APLA White · Profile

APLA White is a blend 3 famous Greek grape varieties (Malagousia, Assyrtiko, Roditis). The result is a wine that combines maturity with freshness. Tropical and white-fleshed fruit on the nose, on a floral background. Rich mouth sense with good acidity and a long fruity aftertaste.

SKU 893598

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APLA White · Pairing

This refreshing white wine pairs well with salads, soft cheeses, seafood, and grilled fish.

APLA Red · Profile

APLA Red is a special blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Xinomavro. The nose is dominated by aromas of blackcurrant and forest fruit in a botanical background. Rich and balanced mouth feel with Xinomavro giving nerve and freshness that lasts.

SKU 893599

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APLA Red · Pairing

Nice choice to enjoy with red sauce pasta dishes, paella, grilled salmon, or a simple backyard bbq with friends.

Vidiano · Profile

Oenops Vidiano comes from mountainous vineyards of Heraklion in Crete. It is spontaneously fermented in inox, amphora and oak and then matured on the lees for 6 months in exclusively 400 lts amphoras. Rich, expressive and elegant, possessing the rare combination of grace and power. A perfect food wine showing aromas of apricots, quince with some herbal undertones. The palate is gorgeous with a mineral touch.

SKU 893601

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Vidiano · Pairing

Excellent choice with shellfish, grilled fish, grilled white meats, and matured cheese. An interesting and well-priced alternative to Chablis.

Limniona · Profile

Οne of the three single varietal wines from Oenops Wines, the Limniona was fermented in 60% amphora with the rest in 500 litre oak casks. Limited release of 1.300 bottles.

Very appealing nose with black cherries, sweet spice with a delicious smoky element. Fruity, exotic and silky on the palate with round acid and perfect tannins.

SKU 893602

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Limniona · Pairing

The wine has depth and complexity, pairing well with roasted red meats, flavourful casseroles, and lasagna.

Xinomavraw · Profile

Xinomavraw by Oenops is a raw expression of the Xinomavro variety as revealed by its name. Yeast fermented, it then matured in egg-shaped amphorae for 6 months and finally bottled unfiltered without any addition of sulfites. Bright ruby colour. The strong aromas of vanilla, black cherry and tomato coexist exceptionally with the aromas of lavender and caramel, with hints of pepper to follow. All the aromas are confirmed on the palate, with a wonderful density. The body is medium, with elegant tannins that blend harmoniously with the acidity of Xinomavro and lead us to a long aftertaste.

SKU 893603

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Xinomavraw · Pairing

We tried this wine with roasted leg of lamb and it was delicious. Pairs well with prime rib and venison.