All about Drama, East Macedonia.

The Beginning.

Domaine Costa Lazaridi with distinctive title “Chateau Julia”, was founded in Adriani, Drama in 1992.

Starting with a small 10 hectare vineyard we cultivate today over 200 hectares with the nobles Greek and international varieties maintaining low yields to ensure the best possible quality of raw material.

From three wines to five families

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The first bottles were marketed in 1992. Amethystos white, Amethystos Rose and Amethystos Red. Today the Estate produces five families of wines, Amethystos, Chateau Julia, Domaine Costa Lazaridi, Oenodea and Oenotria Land.

Expansion: Spirits, Balsamic Vinegars

At the same time in a modern distillery we produce the Idoniko Tsipouro (Greek grappa), named after the ancient inhabitants of the area, the Idones, the Methexis grape spirits from Moscato, Chardonnay και Cabernet Sauvignon and the aged Methexis Cigar from Sauvignon Blanc.

In the end of 2006, after years of research, we introduced a new family of products, the Aceto Botanico, in the lines of the Italian Balsamic vinegar.

Beyond the borders

Alongside the success in the Greek market the company put great emphasis on exports in order for our products to compete in the difficult international market. Beginning with Germany we now export to Belgium, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, France, Switzerland, Austria, Cyprus, and Albania as well as the United States, Canada, China, Brazil, Australia and Singapore.

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As part of theEstate’s product promotion policy the company takes part in important wine exhibition around the world such as PROWEIN in Germany.

In terms of international awards in the biggest and most prestigious competitions in the world the Estate has to show an extensive collection of over 700 awards and distinctions among which many gold medals.

Oenotria Gi — Athens, Kapandriti

In 2006 Oenotria Gi Costa Lazaridi was completed and began operation in Kapandriti, Attica. It is a complex of about 10.500 sq.m. which includes indoor and outdoor areas for social and professional events, the Costa Lazaridi Wine Museum, ageing cellars as well as tasting room for professionals and winelovers. The facilities are completed by a small modern winery and a model 20 hectare organically cultivated vineyard where the Oenotria Land wines are produced.

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logo graperoverThe Domaine Costa Lazaridi wines tasted by GrapeRover:

2010 Dom. Costa Lazaridi Amethystos white, PGI Drama. 87 points.

amethystos_white_2011white grapeclipsauvignon blanc 15%, assyrtiko 10%, semillon 5%.

vmlRegional: Artichokes. World: sushi, sashimi, crustaceans, shellfish, fish salads, fried fish, charcuterie, cream cheeses.

logo graperoverLemon soft color. Perfumes combining fresh citrus, pear, banana and apricot, and mouth cool and fresh, with good structure and balance. Finish with freshness and fruity accents..

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2010 Dom. Costa Lazaridi Amethystos Sauvignon blanc, PGI Drama. 89 points.

amethystos_sauvignon_blanc_2009white grapeclip100% sauvignon blanc.

wine barrel4 months French oak.

vmlRegional: Zucchini & Eggplant Stack With Smoked Metsovone Cheese World: sushi, sashimi, crustaceans, shellfish, fish salads, fried fish, charcuterie, cream cheeses.

logo graperoverHigh blonde colored. Good viscosity. Generous aroma’s of apple, pear, melon, lime, some vanilla. Invigorating flavors of melon, grapefruit, almond, and some stoniness. Medium light body, with a silky texture and a great finish. Very well made!

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2011 Dom. Costa Lazaridi Amethystos rose, PGI Drama. 86 points.

amethystos_rose_2011red grape clip80% cabernet sauvignon, 20% merlot.

vmlRegional: Fried octopus. World: Asian food, spicy chicken, grilled garlic prawns, pastas, rich salads, rich cheeses.

logo graperoverRosy bright color, exuberant, fresh aromas of strawberry, caramel, vanilla and forest fruits. Mouth with sharp, refreshing acidity and aftertaste of a very good length, with fruity scents. 

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2010 Dom. Costa Lazaridi Amethystos red, PGI Drama. 87 points.

amethystos_red_2009 (1)red grape clip70% cabernet sauvignon, 20% merlot, 10% agiorgitiko.

wine barrel12 months French oak (30% new).

vmlRegional: Pork gyro. World: prime grilled meat, casseroles, grilled vegetables, veal liver, matured cheeses.

logo graperoverDark purple. Good viscosity. broad aroma’s of black currant (cassis), raisin, prune, oak, barnyard, and forest floor. Appealing flavors like black currant (cassis), plum, raspberry, and vanilla. Medium/full. body with a supple round texture. Pleasantly lasting finish. 

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2009 Dom. Costa Lazaridi Amethystos Cava, PGI Drama. 89 points.

amethystos_cava_2004red grape clip100% cabernet sauvignon.

wine barrel18 months new French oak.

vmlRegional: Rib-eye mushrooms. World: prime grilled meat, casseroles, grilled vegetables, veal liver, matured cheeses.

logo graperoverDeep tawny colored. Rather treacly. Full aroma’s of black currant (cassis), vanilla, tobacco, chocolate, and barnyard. Tantalizing flavors like blackberry, black currant (cassis), chocolate, and vanilla. Medium/full body. Round and complete texture. Very enjoyable long lasting finish.

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2007 Dom. Costa Lazaridi Syrah, PGI Drama. 88 points.

domaine_costa_lazaridi_syrah_2006 (1)red grape clip100% syrah.

wine barrel12 months used & new French oak.

vmlRegional: Slow roast goat. World: game, prime meat, lamb, casseroles, grilled vegetables, matured hard cheeses.

logo graperoverStraight out of the cellar(10C), given 1 hour opening and acclimatising. Deep dark ruby, light brown edges. Slight viscosity. Pleasantly harmonious aromatic spices like cinnamon and clove, some black pepper, cedar, aged dark fruit. Elegant flavors likewise. Still lively astringent. Light, fresh structure. Lasting acidity. Will surely remember.

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2008 Oenotria Gi Cabernet-Agiorgitiko, PGI Continental Greece. 88 points.

oenotria_land_sauvignon_2007red grape clip90% cabernet sauvignon, 10% agiorgitiko.

wine barrel12 months French oak.

vmlRegional: Lamb riblets. World: game, prime meat, lamb, casseroles, grilled vegetables, matured hard cheeses.

logo graperoverIntense purple. Medium++ viscosity. Sympathetic aroma’s of plum, blackberry, black currant (cassis), fig, cedar and vanilla, tobacco. Feminine flavors of fig, plum, black currant (cassis), blackberry, chocolate, black Pepper, ehanol, and cinnamon. Extracted medium/full body. Well developed texture and a pleasant finish.

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2008 Oenotria Gi Syrah-Agiorgitiko, PGI Continental Greece. 87 points.

oenotria_land_syrah_2006red grape clip90% syrah, 10% agiorgitiko.

wine barrel24 months new French oak.

vmlRegional: Best Greek steak. World: game, prime meat, lamb, casseroles, grilled vegetables, matured hard cheeses.

logo graperoverVery deep vibrant red colour with purple hues. Dense viscosity. Intense and complex yet elegant with aromas of cherries, plum, vanilla, fig and chocolate. In the mouth it is rich with balanced acidity and silky tannins while the finish is very long laced with notes of vanilla