Amalthia is made from the indigenous grape variety Xinisteri , which is well known for its refreshing white wines.
Fikardos Winery sources its Xinisteri grapes from its own vineyards in Choulou village and from five more producers at the nearby villages Kili, Kalepia and Stroumpi. All vines are trained with the traditional goblet system. The Xinisteri grapes in Choulou village are grown in clay soil at an altitude of 250 metres above sea level and just next to the Ezousa river. The rest of the vineyards are grown on limestone soil at an altitude of between 550-600 metres above sea level.
Amalthia Taste Notes:
Amalthia is a medium body, crisp, dry wine with aromas of citrus fruit, wild flowers, and green apple followed by citrus fruit on the palate.
Variety: Xinisteri (100%)
Type: White Dry
Amalthia pairs very well with fresh fish and dishes such as Grilled Sea Bass or Skaros but also with lightly cooked white meats such as Grilled Chicken Breasts with Lemon, Garlic & Herbs or Turkey Salad.
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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.