Fikardos Winery sources all of its Maratheftiko grapes from its own organic vineyards in Pano Arodes village and from three Maratheftiko producers in Kalepia and Kili villages. All of our Maratheftiko grapes are grown in limestone soil at an altitude of between 450-650 metres above sea level.
Maratheftiko is one of the rarest red grape varieties in Cyprus. Today, although it still represents only 3% of cultivated vineyards on the island, it has become extremely popular among Cyprus winemakers and wine enthusiasts. Maratheftiko produces wines with deep, bright red color, soft tannins, high acidity and dark berry and floral aromas.
Fikardos Maratheftiko Taste Notes
Medium ruby color, with aromas of dark plum, blackberry and hints of violet. Pleasant acidity, gentle tannins and forest fruit dominating the palate.
Variety: Maratheftiko (100%)
Type: Red Dry
Matured in oak barrels for 10 months
Maratheftiko pairs very well with red meat dishes such as Grilled Beef Steak, Pot-Roasted Beef and Spicy Barbecued Leg of Lamb. The traditional Cyprus dishes Kleftiko, Rabbit Stifado and Afelia are also excellent choices.
Decanter World Wine Awards 2016, Bronze Medal
Cyprus Wine Competition 2006, Silver Medal
Personal wine selection for 2012. Ondřej Vrabec, www.vrabcovi.cz, September 2012
Fikardos Winery works in close cooperation with vine growers and always aims in selecting the best grapes for vinification. Besides working with international varieties the winery gives strong emphasis to Cyprus Indigenous varieties.