Iocasti is made mainly from the Spanish grape variety Mataro, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. Mataro thrives in warm climates, making Cyprus the ideal location to cultivate this variety. All the grapes used for Iocasti come from the villages Pano Arodes (private vineyards) Kalepia, Polemi and Kili.
Our private vineyards are grown on limestone soil and trained using the cordon training system. The rest of the vineyards are more than 20 years old, are grown on limestone soil and are trained using the traditional “Goblet” system. All of them are located altitude of between 450-650 metres.
Iocasti Taste Notes
A refreshing dry rose wine with beautiful aromas of strawberry, cherry, Lavender and Violet. Zesty acidity and flavors of Cherry and Pomegranate on the palate.
Variety: Mataro, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz
Type: Rose Dry
Iocasti pairs very nicely with light meat dishes such as Cyprus Souvlaki, Koupepia or Grilled Lemon and Rosemary Chicken. Since Iocasti is a rose wine it pairs excellently with seafood dishes such as sushi, Grilled Jumbo Shrimp with Garlic-Herb Butter or Grilled Octopus.
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.