Christmas Dinner wines, Fikardos Cabernet Sauvignon

A powerful, intense flavored wine from the region of Paphos. Deep ruby color with rich blackberry, black currant, dark cherry, cocoa and black pepper flavors. Well-structured with smooth tannins and fresh acidity. Fikardos Cabernet Sauvignon can be enjoyed now or aged in the cellar for several years. This is the ideal wine to accompany your Christmas dinner.

Food Pairing

Christmas is just around the corner and many of our festive dishes include meat. Fikardos Cabernet Sauvignon pairs very well with rich meat dishes. Some great examples are Prime rib roast, Slow-Roasted Boneless Leg of Lamb and Beef Tenderloin with Roasted Shallots.

The wine is available for sale at the Winery (Christmas offer!!!), several shops around Cyprus or can be delivered to your door.

Additional information about Fikardos Cabernet Sauvignon.

The vineyards

A wine made exclusively by Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from the region of Paphos. The vineyards are all located within the same area, specifically at the villages Letimpou, Polemi, Kili and Kalepia. The soil is limestone and all the vineyards are planted at an altitude between 450-500 meters on traditional terraces supported by stone walls.

Wine-Making notes

The grapes are hand harvested and selected at the vineyard. They arrive at the winery in small bins to ensure the grapes remain intact and early in the morning when it’s cool. After crushing, the grapes go through a 3 day cool maceration* process that enhances our fruit, varietal flavors. The wine is then fermented during the first 7 days with the skins and later separated from them. The entire fermentation process lasted 22 days at an average temperature of 20 degrees Celsius. The wine was then moved to small oak barrels for Malolactic fermentation and further oak maturation that lasted 11 months.

 

*The process of cold soaking the grape skins (4-15⁰C) before the fermentation starts.

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