Ktima Ligas - 2020 - Pata Trava
Ktima Ligas - 2020 - Pata Trava


Pellas, Greece

Since ancient times, the region of Pella situated in northern Greece, was associated with wine making and described as ” the mother of wine, where vines abound”. It was here that the tragic poet Euripides wrote and staged his last play, Bacchae. Grape diseases (phyloxera) and other factors, such as the drainage of the nearby lake, unfortunately made farmers turn to other crops. Yet, the know-how and love inspired by vineyards in this land for thousands of years were far from forgotten. Having studied oenology in France, Thomas Ligas began, in 1985, to study the local ecosystems, exploring viticulture and vinification, and seeking to accentuate the distinctive qualities of this terroir. “The gentle slopes of Pella enjoy bountiful sun and air. Our vines draw strength from the loamy sand, limey and well-drained soil, which we keep fluffy and rested, preserving the natural turf. Producing nourishing natural ingredients, the vibrant microcosm that grows in harmonious equilibrium in the soil requires the vine for a balanced development. This natural approach to viticulture, which goes beyond organic farming, preserves the typical original characteristics of the grape intact as determined by the vineyard." (Zev Rovine)