Lamda Vin de Grece Ligas, Orange wine, natural wine, Assyrtiko, full bodied, soft enveloping stone fruits, wild herbs, notes of balsamic and pine, fantastic with Greek foods. The blended white made by the Ligas family has a little more body and intensity than the straight Roditis and the Assyrtiko adds more complexity to the wine. The warm stone fruits and aromas of Greek countryside are there and the body and depth of flavour, the hallmark of Ligas wines make this a delicious wine for rich foods and strong cheeses. Ligas really are becoming experts at skin contact white wines and Lamda is no exception, deliciously complex, rich and yet still very fresh and approachable. This wine is unfined and unfiltered, and has no added sulphites.
In 1985, Thomas Ligas began to study the local ecosystems, experimenting with viticulture and vinification, and seeking to accentuate the distinctive qualities of his terroir. Thomas, Meli and Jason, father and children, work side by side to safeguard the health and maturity of their grapes, seeking an ideal balance between quality and quantity. This natural approach to viticulture preserves the original characteristics of the grape, as determined by the vineyard.
They only grow indigenous Greek varieties, some from the south like Assyrtiko, others nearly forgotten, like Kydonitsa and Limniona. The first performance of the Euripides tragedy Bacchae took place in the Theatre of Dionysus, in Pella, in around 408BC. Bacchus (or Dionysus) was the ancient god of wine and joy, and so it’s fitting that Ktima Ligas is using the ancient techniques of this wine-producing region to bring both wine and joy to its customers today.