CHÂTEAU NICO LAZARIDI RED
DRY RED WINE
The most famous brand name of the NICO LAZARIDI Winery is related to the company’s history, as well as to the oenological revival of the Prefecture of Drama in 1987. The vineyard, where the grapes are cultivated, encompasses perimetrically the Château Nico Lazaridi Winery, which is fully adjusted to the natural environment.
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with Sangiovese varieties confirms the geographical indication and the superior quality of the Château Nico Lazaridi.
Completing this year’s three decades since CHÂTEAU NICO LAZARIDI’s first bottling is an opportunity not only for celebration but also for new beginnings: the three brand new Château Nico Lazaridi wines, white, red and rosé, are now released with new labels, crafted by the Greek artist Giorgos Taxidis.
All three works depicted on the new labels together constitute a trilogy of man’s actions on the vine, placed in three separate time frames. The red wine label shows the planting, the birth, the beginning – is the start. A kind of “tribute” is given to the man who started the wine history.
The Château Nico Lazaridi Red 2016 has just been awarded with the gold medal at the “Berliner Wein Trophy”, held in February 2019 in Germany.
Nico Lazaridi’s signature wine, which celebrates this year its 30th anniversary since its first vinification, excelled at the largest and most important international wine tasting in Germany, among 7.000 wines from all around the world. The 200 judges of the “Berliner Wein Trophy 2019 – Winter Tasting” tasted and singled out the Château Nico Lazaridi Red 2016, rewarding the renewal of its wine-making character and the changing of its varied composition, which now consists of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Sangiovese.
The Berliner Wein Trophy started in 2004 and has since become the largest and most important international wine contest in Germany. Within three days, the jury of experts taste and rate the thousands of samples arriving in Berlin from all over the globe. On the fourth day, the coveted medals are awarded. Based on the restrictive guidelines, only 30% of the wines presented in the competition can be awarded with a medal, thus not allowing the distinction of many wines that scored high. For this reason, every medal given in the winter contest is considered very important. – a wine awarded to the BWT can only be a high-quality product, and therefore is highly appreciated among the wine-lovers all over the world.
Type of wine: Dry Red Wine.
Appellation: Protected Geographical Indication Drama.
Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 60 %, Merlot 30%, Sangiovese 10%.
Production Area: Northern Greece, in Macedonia, at the local communities of Agora, Pigadia, Adriani, in the valley and the low hills on the South-East of Drama town.
Vineyards: Moderately sloping ground up to an altitude of 250 m with a north-east exposure, provides perfect growing and ripening conditions for these varieties.
Vinification Techniques: Classic red wine vinification with délestage method, ages for 12 months in oak barrels.
Total Acidity: 5.25g/l
Residual Sugar: 2.73 g/l
Tasting Notes: A charming blend of deep red color which combines Merlot’s sweet fruity aromas with the density of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese’s finesse.
Aging: Will respond to aging for up to 6-8 years after harvest.
Perfect Pairing: Served at 16-18οC with grilled meat and game cooked dishes with complex sauces.