Maratheftiko is an indigenous red grape variety that has been grown in Cyprus for thousands of years. Maratheftiko still represents only 3% of cultivated vineyards on the island but has become extremely popular among Cypriot winemakers and wine enthusiasts.
Maratheftiko grapes are small and have a thick skin which gives wines a very deep red color, plenty of tannins and fresh acidity. Wines made from Maratheftiko can be distinguished by their dark berry and flower aromas.
Maratheftiko is one of the first grape varieties to wake up after winter and one of the last to harvest.