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enchanting slopes that lie between Paggeo and Falakro, we come to the town of Drama, one of the most important centers of Dionysian worship in antiquity when it bore the name “Idonida Gis” (Land of Idones). A few kilometres outside of the town, on the outskirts of Adriani, lies our Estate, the most picturesque locale in the region and the life’s work of Kostas Lazaridis.

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Recognizing the important role of the grapes’ quality, we created one of the largest privately owned vineyards in Greece. The vineyard of Drama, set up in Adriani and Kali Vrisi exceeds 230 hectares (570 acres) and offers the raw material for most of the estate’s products. The vineyard in Kapandriti, Attica covers 20 hectares (50 acres) on the shores of Lake Marathon and is entirely organically cultivated.


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Our careful and studied choices in soils, locations, and varieties, combined with the implementation of the most suitable cultivation practices, ensures the best possible raw material for our products.


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A distinguished group of skilled scientists and experts form the Estate’s staff, in cooperation with experts of world renown, strive for quality in every phase of their work. The presentation of the bottles portrays the high calibre of their contents. Labels designed by Drama artist and architect, Yannis Nanos, bestow authenticity and grace, while the


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Collectors’ Magnums, hand painted one by one with unique works of art, are a timeless treasure. The products of Domaine Costa Lazaridi have achieved renown in every corner of the earth, proving that quality Greek wines, spirits, and aceto have what it takes to make their presence known in the international wine market.


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The centrepiece of the vineyard is the winery, a marvel of architecture with state-of-theart installations: must fermentation chamber, air presses, stainless steel fermentation and storage tanks, electronic temperature control system, chemistry laboratory, and air-conditioned underground aging cellars. The elegant reception and hospitality areas, outfitted with the latest audio-visual equipment, are ideal settings for conferences and other events. It is worth taking a tour of the ultra-


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modern distillery which produces the famous Idoniko, a crystal-clear tsipouro (Greek grappa), named after the Idones, the first ancient inhabitants of the area and the Methexis eau-de-vie with their intense enchanting aromas. The distinguished array of international honours awarded to our wines and spirits give us the courage to strive toward ever more delightful creations.


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In Kapandriti Attica, just an hour’s drive from the centre of Athens, we created “Oenotria Gi Costa Lazaridi”, a buildings complex of 10,500 sq.m. (113,000 sq.ft.) with multiple functions. In the wine, distils and


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vinegar museums, and the imposing underground ageing cellars, we are expecting you to get acquainted with the magical world of our awarded products.


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“Oenotria Gi Costa Lazaridi” can also host any business or social event in impeccably designed


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and professionally equipped conference halls and other indoor and outdoor areas.


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he family of wines is named after the amethyst, a semiprecious stone which according to ancient legend allows those who hold the stone to drink without getting drunk The family of wines borrows its name from the lady of the Estate, Julia. Limited production wines, spearheading our rarest wines. A result of our endless experimentation the family of wines is a combination of our passion for wine and our enthusiasm for innovation.

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WHITE

Its unique taste emanates primarily from the Bordeaux variety Sauvignon Blanc, the basic component, which has been masterfully blended with the Aegean Assyrtiko, and Semillon each of which play an important role in the final result. With its soft yellow-green colour, attractive transparency and fruity aromas of peaches and exotic fruits over a flowery background, this white wine immediately touches the hearts of those who try it. Its flavour is rich and scented, with a strong finish. Serve at 10째C (50째F) in stemmed glass, and pair with seafood, appetizers, and white meats.

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It is our outstanding success in shades of pink. From the well-known varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, which have thrived for years in our vineyards, we create with knowledge and precision this famous fruity wine with an aristocratic appearance. Carefully extracting their rose colour and discreetly bringing out the aromatic dowry from these famous grapes impart memories of strawberry, raspberry and blackcurrant that impress connoisseurs. Serve at 12° C (54° F) to harmoniously accompany all white meats, especially grilled chicken.

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RED

It is the velvet child of the Amethystos family. This bright purple wine is created from the small surface yields of Cabernet Sauvignon, blended with Merlot and the Greek Agiorgitiko. It is a highly sophisticated wine with a complex and attractive aroma acquired from its one-year stay in 225 litre oak barrels. Its plethoric taste and rich body complement the aromas of red fruit, eagerly seeking the accompaniment of grilled meat or game. It will cellar well in the bottle for many years or can be enjoyed today at 18째C (64째 F).

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This wine belongs to that white wine family with the revolutionary taste that develops and grows in oak barrels. The complex taste results, not only from the grape variety, but also from the aromas yielded by the Bordeaux style barrel. Thus, the untamed character of the aromatic Sauvignon Blanc is transformed inside its wooden dwelling, acquiring an aristocratic air it proudly displays everywhere. The smoked tinge of dried nuts in the aroma and on the palate impress even the most sophisticated consumers. Serve at 10ËšC (50ËšF) to perfectly accompany salmon, eel, and other rich seafood.

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From the very low yield per hectare of uniquely selected Cabernet Sauvignon vines, we create the Cava Amethystos. It is a deepred lively wine, that has matured for 15-18 months in new oak barrels from the Allie forests in France. Once in its bottle, it begins to age in specially arranged underground cellars, where it remains for another 24 months. Spicy and exciting to the nose, and reminiscent of chocolate, coffee, raspberry, and gooseberry, its strong tannins evoke a characteristic long-lasting finish.

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It is an ambitious wine from the well-known variety. With greenishyellow tinge and a fruity aroma, discreet notes of pineapple, banana, and lemons spring out of the glass. Savoury and well-balanced, with a pleasant acidity, it will certainly charm you with the diffuse subtlety of its composition which cannot remain unnoticed. Serve cool at 10째C (50째F) to accompany light dishes and fresh seafood.

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Assyrtiko

This well-known Greek grape thrives in the soil of Adriani, charming the senses. The outstanding balance of alcohol and acidity, together with the bright colour, offer this wine an Aegean personality of world-wide repute. Over a background of citrus and grapefruit flavours, when accompanied by good, old-fashioned seafood appetizers, it truly opens its heart when served in a stemmed glass at 10째C (50째 F).

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Chardonnay

From the cosmopolitan Chardonnay fermented in oak barrels, remaining for five months in the vanilla-scented environment of the wood, we have created this outstanding wine. Maintaining the typical aromas of pineapple, banana, and lemon, this wine combines excellently in its composition the notes of dried nuts, honey and wood, offering timelessness to the after-taste. Serve at 12째C (54째 F) to accompany crustaceans and smoked salmon, as well grilled rich fish and white meats.

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Semillon

From the Bordeaux variety of Semillon and a strict selection of grapes, emerges this wonderful varietal wine which starts its life in an oak barrel. Our nose senses the vanilla together with an aroma reminiscent of apricots and fresh baked brioches, while in the mouth, the aromatic aftertaste evokes strong feelings. Serve at 12째C (54째 F) to meet the challenge of white meats with white sauces, spicy exotic dishes, or lobster.

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Merlot

From the famous Merlot variety, cultivated in our vineyards and followed by a 15 day extraction procedure, emerges this lively wine with the complex taste of small berries in the mouth. With its purple colours and aromas reminiscent of wild cherries and mulberry, this varietal wine has the ambition to be centre-stage on the platform of our senses. It pairs beautifully at 18° C (64˚F) with red meats, duck, and aromatic sauces.

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Refosco-Agiorgitiko

The Italian Refosco and the Greek Agiorgitiko join forces in an explosive combination of Mediterranean temperament. Dark red with bright shades of violet, on the nose it is complex with notes of wild cherries and forest fruit combining with aromas of coconut and chocolate. On the palate it is rich and full bodied with harmonious acidity, firm tannins which will allow it to age for many years, and a strong finish laced with hints of oak. Enjoy ideally at 18oC (64ËšF) with rich meats and rich dark sauces.

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Syrah

With fans all around the world, Syrah shows in this varietal wine all the virtues that made it so popular. The deep red colour with shades of violet, typical of the variety, prepares you for what comes next. On the nose, it is reminiscent of small red fruit with hints of violet, and on the palate, blackcurrant and sour cherries dominate while the oak appears discreetly in the finish. Enjoy at 18Ëš C (64ËšF) with spicy red sauces and red meats.

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Viognier

One of the most difficult varieties in terms of cultivation and vinification, the Viognier from the vineyards of Drama shows excellent character. It’s clear, golden-yellow colour, a result of its brief stay in French oak barrels. On the nose it is intense with aromas of ripe fruit, like apricot and peach, in harmony with the vanilla of the oak. On the palate it is rich, velvety with pleasant acidity and long finish. It accompanies at 12° C (54° F) white meats, rich white sauces, and fat fish.

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Cabernet Sauvignon - Syrah

The combination of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah for the vineyards of Drama creates the second red of the family. A bright ruby colour and a nose dominated by wild cherries and vanilla. Round with well structured tannins ending with a satisfactory, fruity finish. It will age for 3 to 5 years and pairs beautifully with meats, light sauces, and medium maturity cheeses.

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Malagouzia-Moscato

This fruity, playful wine is created from the Greek varieties Moscato and Malagouzia. Notes of white fleshed fruit flowers and green peppers combine with a satisfactory body and matching acidity. The finish, full of harmony and finesse, complements ideally a wine that will satisfy everyone. From now and for a couple of years, it will accompany green salads as well as fried small fish, while being on its own, an excellent aperitif.

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Viognier - Moscato Naturally Sweet

Born from the late harvest of the demanding Viognier and the aromatic Moscato, this sweet wine is a special selection. The overripe grapes of the variety offer an impressive complexity and full body. Yellow-green with shades of gold, aromas of dried fig, chestnut, and vanilla with notes of cinnamon are followed in the mouth by dried nuts and apricot jam. Its long sweet finish renders this wine ideal at 6Ëš C for light deserts.

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Cabernet Sauvignon - Agiorgitiko

The marriage of Cabernet Sauvignon with the Greek Agiorgitiko yields an exceptional wine. Following its eighteen month stay in the barrel, in the glass it impresses with its deep red colour. On the nose, aromas of spices, smoked wood, and sour cherry appear. In the mouth it is velvety with the taste of red plum and chocolate, mature, rich tannins and a very rich and long finish. UNFILTERED: Decant before serving

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Syrah - Agiorgitiko

A wine that approaches the absolute. Syrah and Agiorgitiko from the Attica vineyard with surprisingly low yields, give, after long skin contact, this really dark, black-red wine. Intense and complex after three years of combined ageing in barrels and bottles, it is elegant, with aromas of cherries, plum, vanilla, fig and chocolate. In the mouth it is full, rich with balanced acidity and silky tannins, while the finish is very long, laced with notes of vanilla. UNFILTERED: Decant before serving

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COLLECTORS

Magnum

An exceptional creation. The Red Amethystos, the Amethystos Cava and Chateau Julia Merlot in unique, hand painted Magnum bottles. Three painters from Drama, Yannis Nanos, Konstantinos Kerestetzis and Diana Papadopoulou exhibit their talent and love for wine, creating a unique work of art on every bottle transforming it into an object of aesthetic pleasure. Collectors’ items deserving a special moment in your life.

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Magnum The favourite reds of Domaine Costa Lazaridi in limited edition Magnum bottles. The red Amethystos and Chateau Julia Merlot in 1.5 and 3 litre bottles are the ideal choice for every connoisseur. The larger size bottles allow the better and longer ageing of the wines, offering even more complexity and harmony to those who can wait.

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Costa Lazaridi Estate provides its own answer to the European challenge. Ultra-modern copper stills ensure the excellent quality of tsipouro (Greek grappa) and distilled spirits (eau-de-vie). The strict selection specifications for the raw materials, combined with multiple distillations using rectification columns, open the doors of the world to our spirits.

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TSIPOURO

With the innovative technology of the ultra-modern distillery we create this distinguished genuine liquor called Idoniko. The multiple distillation carried out in copper stills removes the unpleasant substances resulting from the boiling, protecting at the same time the delicate aroma of the distil. The fruity character of the carefully selected grape varieties, over a background of orangetree blossoms, possibly makes the Idoniko tsipouro the most genuine grappa. Try it chilled to experience a true Greek spirit.

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TSIPOURO with ANISE

A distil that has the authentic taste of tradition because it was distilled in the presence of a selected aromatic plant of the Greek countryside: the Macedonian anise that for centuries now has been sweetening and touching the hearts of Greeks. The colour of the sea, of the bright sun, and the deep blue sky are complete with a sip of the genuine spirit of our country, evoking memories of the unforgettable olden atmosphere of the Idones.

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EAU-DE-VIE MUSCAT

The aromatic and versatile Muscat of Alexandria unfolds its charms in this fine distil. Through a slow process, we bring out the characteristic aromas of the variety reminiscent of rose, lemon, and orange tree blossom. The Methexis grape distils can be consumed either cold or in room temperature. Each with its own aromatic character, on their own or with coffee and desert, as a digestive, offer a unique experience.

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EAU-DE-VIE CHARDONNAY

The cosmopolitan Chardonnay goes through the copper alembics of the estate to release an exceptional intensity of aromas with those of pear, banana, and plum dominating. The Methexis grape distils can be consumed either cold or in room temperature. Each with its own aromatic character, on their own or with coffee and desert, as a digestive, offer a unique experience.

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EAU-DE-VIE CABERNET SAUVIGNON

The dynamic Cabernet Sauvignon is patiently distilled and yields a ripe and complex alcohol. The combination of the aromas of fresh bread, honey, hazelnut and chocolate constitutes the ideal epilogue to a rich diner. The Methexis grape distils can be consumed either cold or in room temperature. Each with its own aromatic character, on their own or with coffee and desert, as a digestive, offer a unique experience.

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EAU-DE-VIE SAUVIGNON BLANC

Sauvignon Blanc grapes are left to overripe until their varietal aromas reach their peak. Slowly, we distil the precious fruit, keeping only the heart, where the aromatic character is revealed in its clearest form. It is the turn of the wood to offer its powerful touch. The ageing begins in new French oak casks to supplement the aroma with notes of vanilla, coconut and dried nuts, and it continues in casks where the wines of the estate used to age. The bouquet is enriched with aromas from the excellent wine that occupied the same barrel. Every drop is a unique experience, a feast of the senses, an ideal company for a good cigar.

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Aceto Botanico Brown Seal ages in 225lt oak barrels for two years. Apart from helping in condensing it, barrel ageing makes the bouquet more complex. Ideal in salads, on its own, or as part of a dressing, its delicate aromas will meet the needs of your culinary creations.

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Aceto Botanico Aceto Red Seal

Aceto Botanico Red Seal ages for four years in 40 and 50 litre oak and chestnut barrels. The smaller barrel size increases the influence of the wood and their combination results in a more complex bouquet. Its higher concentration and acidity make it ideal for aromatic salads and help it survive the trials of cooking maintaining its taste and aromatic character

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Aceto Botanico Gold Seal

Following the production process of the famous balsamico tradizionale, the ageing of Aceto Botanico Costa Lazaridi Gold Seal takes place in batteries of small barrels and lasts 8 years. The consecutive passing from barrels of 50 to 3 litres made from Oak, Chestnut, Cherry and Ash, results in an aromatically rich condiment capable of literally transforming the simplest or more complex culinary creations. Use it moderately over brazed meat, mature cheese, and fresh strawberries or be original, and serve it on panacota or vanilla ice cream and impress.

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Falakro Mountain is one of the beautiful mountains of eastern one can visit the ski center. But great interest for other activities hiking, etc.

highest and more Macedonia where the mountain has such as climbing,

CAVE of AGGITIS

The cave of the Aggitis is located in the community of Kokinogia of the municipality of Prosotsani, 25 km Northwest of the city of Drama. It was discovered in 1978 by a group of French in cooperation with the Greek Society of Spilaiology. It is the only river cave in Greece and the visitors are guided through the first 500 metres of this unique monument. For more information contact the cave ticket office tel no (+30) 252 206 0460

In Kali Vrisi one can visit the ancient temple of Dionysus, the god of wine, dated between the 5th and 4th century b.C. Also during the tree day festival of the epiphany you can see the Arapides. This is a local Dionysian festival representing the death and resurrection of nature.

The cave of Alistrati is located six km southeast of the community of Alistrati at "pteroto". The cave is about 25 km southwest of the city of Drama and it is considered one of the biggest and more beautiful in Greece. The total length and surface calculated at about 3,000 m and 25,000 sq.m. respectively. Visiting hours every day 09:00 - 21:00 during the summer and 09:00 - 18:00 during the winter. Tel. No (+30) 232 408 2045

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Canyon of Petroussa

The forests of the area are of gr forest of Elatia, unique in Greece, creates a landscape similar to that o The virgin forest of Fraktos (one of th is a marvelous opportunity to admi beauty of nature.

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The ancient city of Philippi was one the great centers of antiquity. It was founded by the Thasians in 359 b.C.. Three years later was conquered by the King of the Macedonians Philippos the 2nd who named it after himself. The ancient theatre of the city hosts during the summer the annual festival of Philippi with important plays of ancient Greek Drama and concerts.


DOMAINE COSTA LAZARIDI S.A. GR-661 00 ADRIANI, DRAMA, GREECE, P.O. BOX 157, TEL. (+30) 25210.82.231 - 82.348, FAX: (+30) 25210.82.320 e-mail: info@domaine-lazaridi.gr

OENOTRIA GI COSTA LAZARIDI 2nd klm. KAPANDRITI - KALAMOS GR-190 14 KAPANDRITI ATTIKI, GREECE, P.O. BOX 166, TEL. (+30) 22950.52213 - 52214 , FAX: (+30) 22950.52388 e-mail: kapandriti@domaine-lazaridi.gr

Internet site: www.domaine-lazaridi.gr

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