Oenops, Kidonitsa

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Grape Varieties
Optimum Drinking
Within 4 years
Wine Style
Crisp dry white with good minerality
Alcohol by Volume
Natural Cork
Style / Colour

Complex aromas of white floral notes, stone fruit and lime are layered with mineral notes through to smooth, freshly balanced palate with a long finish. 

Producer Note

Oenops was founded in 2015 by talented winemaker Nikos Karatzas, who operating as a négociant, produces a stunning range of distinctive wines from his newly established state-of-the-art winery. He sources indigenous and rare grape varieties grown on exceptional terroir focussing on cool-climate sites and old-vine plots, from carefully selected vineyards in Drama and Macedonia, which have been cultivated by ambitious winegrowers using an organic philosophy. Niko adopts a minimal intervention approach, and vinifies plot by plot using stainless steel, concrete, oak barrels and amphora. His aim is to source great fruit and craft wines that reflect the nuances of the native varieties and the identity from the terroir and as a result, he produces a collection of authentic, elegant and delicious wines.


The grapes come from a carefully selected, western facing vineyard in the Kilkis region of Central Macedonia. The soils are made up of alluvial content, comprising clay, silt, sand and gravel which is rich in organic matter. The vines are trained according to the Double Cordon method, which helps to control yields and ultimately concentrate the flavours in the fruit. The vines are cultivated with minimal spraying and are virtually dry farmed. The grapes are hand-harvested in the cool of the night to retain the fresh character and are transported by refrigerated truck to the winery. 


This wine was vinified following a philosophy of minimal intervention. The grapes were carefully sorted before being fermented in amphorae, with wild yeasts which are associated with retaining the nuances and characteristics of the terroir. Following fermentation, the wine rested on its lees for approximately six months, before being bottled unfiltered. 

Tasting Note

Complex aromas of white floral notes, stone fruit and lime are layered with mineral notes through to smooth palate with restrained acidity offering balance and freshness. 


Kydonitsa 100% 



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