Spourtiko is a very rare Cypriot white grape variety that was always overlooked by vine-growers in Cyprus and was only found amongst other grape varieties. Fikardos Winery was the first Winery to produce Spourtiko wine in Cyprus.
All our Spourtiko grapes are grown at our organic vineyards in Pano Arodes village and by two producers at Kili village (Paphos Region). The vineyards are grown on limestone soil at an altitude of between 450-650 metres above sea level. The Spourtiko grapes in Pano Arodes are trained with the cordon training system whilst the rest of the vineyards are trained with the traditional ‘goblet’ system. Spourtiko grapes are usually harvested the first week of September.
Spourtiko wines are known to produce light wines with an alcohol content that rarely exceeds 11%. All Spourtiko wines can be distinguished by their herbaceous and citrus character.
Spourtiko Taste Notes:
A dry white wine with aromas of green apple, key lime and grapefruit. Lively acidity and refreshing with hints of passion fruit and grass on the palate.
Variety: Spourtiko (100%)
Type: White Dry
Food Pairing: Since Spourtiko is such a light wine, it can easily be enjoyed as an aperitif (before food). Spourtiko will pair very nicely with green salads and Grilled and Marinated Vegetables or with seafood dishes such as Whole Roasted Sea Bass.
New wines from one of the island’s foremost wine makers. George Kassianos, Cyprus Mail, January 29th, 2015
Squashing it. Mateo Jarrin Cuvi, Whineontherocks.com, Wednesday, September 10, 2014
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.