THE ART OF WINE MAKING IS THE ART OF LIFE ITSELF

HISTORY

Four generations devoted to wine-making have laid the foundations for the future, a future that finds WINERY MONSIEUR NICOLAS by Giorgos Karamitros, a 4th generation winemaker, at the springboard for innovation and international recognition of its wines, local varieties and Messenicolas village of Karditsa.

«Messenicolas: Makes history in the art of wine for more than 5 centuries»

Under the shadow of the ‘Sleeping Beauty’ of Agrafa lies a small village with a great history. The turning point of its history starts with Monsieur Nicolas, a noble Franc who came to the region in 1455, after the dissolution of his Battalion, and enchanted by the scenery and the people, decided to settle there. That man brought his French culture, knowledge and love for wine with him. It was that love that led him to discover the local ancient variety of black colored grapes, appreciate its quality and teach the locals the systematic development of its viticulture and vinification. This unique variety and the village itself took their name from this man – Monsieur Nicolas or ‘Messenicolas’ as the Greek people used to pronounce his name - as a reward to his contribution.

Under the ‘motherly’ shadow of Agrafa, with the low altitude and fertile soil, the vines grow peacefully without great temperature fluctuations. The ‘aura’ of the Plastiras Lake – which rapidly improved the micro-climate of the area since 1959 when it was created – refreshes the vines, caters for them, bringing out in a unique manner the characteristics of local varieties.

VISION

My dream is to spread the word for Messenicola, local varieties and mostly the homonym variety of ‘Black Messenicola’ all over the world
George Karamitros, Wine-maker

THE WINERY

4 GENERATIONS DEDICATED
TO WINE MAKING

MODERN VINIFICATION AND BOTTLING

The past is the foundation of the future.

AGEING FACILITIES AND METHODS

Time is on your side...

UNIQUE LOCAL VARIETIES

Tradition is the best springboard for originality.

BLACK MESSENICOLA

UNIQUE, RARE, SOUGHT-AFTER

BATIKI

THE GOLDEN YELLOW KING

LIMNIONAS

DARK RED, ELEGANT, NOBLE!

OUT WINES

«Every bottle is born to make its own journey»

MESSENICOLA

VELVETY, MATURE, MYSTICAL

Dry Red Wine
Protected Designation of Origin(P.D.O.) Karditsa
Blend of Black Messenicola (70%) and Syrah with Carignan (30%) varieties
Allow 15 minutes to breathe and serve at 16-18°C.
Available in 750ml bottles

MESSENICOLA MAGNUM

BALANCED, MATURE, STILL

Dry Red Wine
Protected Designation of Origin (P.D.O.) Karditsa
Blend of Black Messenicola (70%) and Syrah with Carignan (30%) varieties
Allow 15 minutes to breathe and serve at 18°C.
Available in bottles of 1,5Lt

PARADISE CAN WAIT

ROBUST, FRAGRANT, FULL-BODIED

Dry Red Wine
Protected Geographical Indication (P.G.I.) Karditsa
Syrah variety
Serve at 16-18°C.
Available in 750ml bottles

MOI, JE M’EN FOUS! WHITE

VIVID, FRESH, FUN

Dry White Wine
Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) Karditsa
Malagousia variety
Serve at 10-12°C.
Available in 750ml bottles

MOI, JE M’EN FOUS! ROSE

FRESH, LIGHT, PLAYFUL

Dry Rose Wine
Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) Karditsa
Muscat Hamburg variety
Serve at 10-12°C.
Available in 750ml bottles

MOI, JE M’EN FOUS! RED

FRESH, PEPPERY, DYNAMIC

Dry Red Wine
Protected Geographical Indication (P.G.I.) Karditsa
Limnionas variety
Serve at 16-18°C.
Available in 750ml bottles

APO DYO CHORIA
(FROM TWO VILLAGES)

FRUITY, BALANCED, AUTHENTIC

Medium Dry Rose Wine
Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) Karditsa
Black Messenicola variety
Serve at 6-8°C.
Available in 750ml bottles

TALES OF BLOOD

NOBLE, INTENSE, EROTIC

Dry Red Wine
Protected Geographical Indication (P.G.I.) Karditsa
Cabernet Sauvignon variety
Serve at 16-18°C.
Available in 750ml bottles

THE LADY OF THE LAKE

FRAGRANT, FRUITY, FRESH

Dry White Wine
Protected Geographical Indication (P.G.I.) Karditsa
Roditis variety
Serve at 10-12°C.
Available in 750ml bottles

TWO MOONS

NOBLE, REFINED, RARE

Dry White Wine
Protected Geographical Indication (P.G.I.) Karditsa
Assyrtiko variety
Serve at 10-12°C.
Available in 750ml bottles

LE PETIT CIRQUE BLANC

WHITE NIGHTS

Dry White Wine
Serve at 10-12°C.
Available in 187ml bottles

LE PETIT CIRQUE ROSÉ

LA VIE EN ROSE

Dry Rose Wine
Serve at 10-12°C.
Available in 187ml bottles

LE PETIT CIRQUE ROUGE

THE RED BALANCE

Dry Red Wine
Serve at 14-16°C.
Available in 187ml bottles

LE PETIT CIRQUE
(3 PACK)

SMALL PACKAGING, 3PLE JOY

ROUGE, ROSÉ, BLANC
3 bottles of LE PETIT CIRQUE of 187ml each

CELLAR

In this place we keep no secrets; we share them with you

Situated in the heart of Karditsa, a place created with the personal touch of Giorgos Karamitros is open to the public almost all hours during the day and until late in the evening. Our cellar awaits you for a journey of wine tasting and to share our secrets of good wine.

SELLING POINTS

All wine labels of WINERY MONSIEUR NICOLAS are available at selected wine shops, restaurants, wine restaurants, wine bars and bars as well as at selected retail chains, in Greece and all over the globe.