Meet the winemaker: Meli Ligas

By Elliot's Cafe
03/09/2018 - 6 PM

Join us for a drink with Meli Ligas, of Ktima Ligas, from Pella, Greece. We’ll be offering a selection of the grower’s wines by the glass!

 

Thomas, Jason and Meli Ligas see their approach as being more than just organic, and only use indigenous Greek grape varieties, some of which had nearly been forgotten, such as Kydonitsa. Many grape varieties fell from favour after phylloxera in the 19th century nearly wiped out vine growing across Europe, and so in many ways Ktima Ligas is trying to resurrect these old varieties and farming methods. They now use Roditis, Assyrtiko and Kydonitsa for the white wines, and Xinomavro and Limniona for the reds.