Fikardos Winery sources its Shiraz grapes from its own organic vineyards in Pano Arodes and from five vineyards located at Kili and Stroumpi villages. The grapes are grown at an altitude of between 400-600 metres above sea level in limestone and calcareous clay soil. Our own Shiraz vines are trained using the cordon training system whilst the rest of the Shiraz grapes are grown using the traditional “goblet” system.
Compared to other foreign grape varieties, Shiraz has adapted very well to the climate of Cyprus. Shiraz berries are small to medium in size, have a thick skin and are round or slightly oval in shape. The particular soil and climate of Cyprus produces powerful, full-bodied, dark red Shiraz wines with unique characteristics.
Wine Tasting Notes
Deep red in colour with purple hues and aromas of blackberry, dark chocolate, blackcurrant and black pepper. Fine-grained tannins, nice acidity with ripe cherries dominate the palate.
Variety: Shiraz (100%)
Type: Red Dry
Matured in oak barrels for 10 months
Cyprus Wine Competition 2011, Gold Medal (Top wine of Competition)
Cyprus Wine Competition 2010, Gold Medal
Thessaloniki International Wine Competition 2006, Gold Medal
Cyprus Wine Competition 2006, Silver Medal
Transitional Wines. George Kassianos, Sunday Mail, 19 March 2017
New wines from one of the island’s foremost wine makers. George Kassianos, Cyprus Mail, January 29th, 2015
The Don of Cyprus Wine. George Kassianos, Sunday Mail, 27 January 2013
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.