The Wine: Naiads Orange 2020
Papras Bio Wines Naiads Orange Badiki is a skin-contact natural wine made from 100% Badiki farmed organically within the PGI Tyrnavos appellation, near Mount Olympus, Greece.
Winemaker's notes: 30 days of skin and partial stems (50%) contact in stainless steel, spontaneously fermented in ambient temperatures in small tanks, with a few days of barrel development in old oak and a few sulfites added at bottling.
The Producer: Papras Bio Wines
Papras Bio Wines is operated by the Papras family. Stergios Papras, the family’s oenologist, was the local co-op’s president and oenologist from 1979 until recently, who gave the region its current fame in regards to the Black Muscat of Tyrnavos grape, and the quality production of tsipouro. It is no coincidence that Tyrnavos is the only town of Greece with a PDO appellation (highest tier) for a distilled product.
Stergios Papras, has always been an advocate for organic viticulture, and his vineyards have been certified organic since 1990 (the first year this was possible for Greece). His brother, Thomas, and his son, personally tend to the vineyards. The focus is on fresh, organic, sparkling and still wines, with the indigenous grapes of the area, mainly Black Muscat of Tyrnavos, and Roditis, the rosy-skinned and second most planted grape of Greece.
The Region: Tyrnavos
The Terroir of Tyrnavos
The unique terroir of Tyrnavos, sitting on one of the few plains of Greece, under the tallest mountain of the country, mount Olympus, provides optimal conditions for sparkling and highly aromatic wines.