FIKARDOS CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are grown in the Paphos region, in villages such as Kili, Polemi and Kalepia, within a 15 km distance of the Fikardos winery. The grapes are grown at an altitude of between 400-500 metres above sea level. In Paphos, Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are grown using the traditional “goblet” system which has been used in Cyprus for thousands of years. The grape vines are, on average, 15-20 years old.
The Cabernet Sauvignon grape was introduced in Cyprus in the 1970s and, together with Shiraz, is one of the best-adapted international varieties. The warmer, drier climate of Cyprus ripens grapes fully, making bold, dense, concentrated wines.
Wine Tasting Notes
The Fikardos Cabernet Sauvignon is a rich, dark red wine with aromas of black cherry, blackcurrant and black pepper. Cabernet Sauvignon has rich tannins, pleasant acidity and a blackberry flavour dominating the palate.
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon (100%)
Type: Dry Red
Matured in oak barrels for 11 months
The Fikardos Cabernet Sauvignon is ideal with red meat dishes such as Slow-Roasted Beef Tenderloin, Slow-Roasted Boneless Leg of Lamb and Pan-fried Venison with Blackberry Sauce. In Cyprus, traditional dishes such as Lamb Kleftiko, Sheftalia, or Souvla are also well-accompanied by this wine.
Thessaloniki International Wine Competition 2013 Grand Gold Award (The best wine in the entire competition)
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.