We are already halfway into the harvest season. Yesterday morning the team finished harvesting our organic Mataro vineyards in Pano Arodes village. Despite this year’s hot weather and the lag of rain the Mataro grapes did very well. Last year we harvested our Mataro grapes on the 10th of September, that’s 19 day later! This shows how depended our season is on weather.
Mataro / Mourvèdre is a Spanish grape variety that originates from Mataro, a small city near Barcelona. The grape was imported in Cyprus during the 70s and continues today to play an important role in our winemaking culture.
Fikardos Winery uses Mataro to produce rose and red wines. Mataro is the dominant grape variety used in the production of our dry rose Iocasti and our dry red Achilleas. Wines made from Mataro have charming berry and floral aromas, high acidity, and are excellent accompaniments to Cypriot cuisine.