LEONARDO (Limited edition Shiraz)

Leonardo is produced from Shiraz grapes located near the village of Kili. The grapes are grown in limestone soil at an altitude of 500 metres above sea level and are trained with the traditional goblet method.

Shiraz is a French grape variety that was introduced to Cyprus 40 years ago and has since been grown in the Region of Paphos. Shiraz grapes are small with thick skin and, in Cyprus, produce wines that are rich and complex and that are very dark in colour.

Leonardo Taste Notes:

A full-bodied, dark, ruby red wine with aromas of black pepper, blackberry and leather. Well balanced acidity, gentle tannins with dark cherries and blueberries dominating the palate.

Variety: Shiraz (100%) 
Taste: Dry red
Vintage: 2012
Alcohol: 15,5 %
Vinification: Cold maceration for 3 days followed by Alcoholic Fermentation at controlled temperatures between 20 and 22 degrees Celsius. Malolactic fermentation starts immediately afterwards, at a controlled temperature of 25 degrees Celsius. Leonardo matures in oak barrels for 10 months.

Food Pairings

Leonardo pairs very well with red meat dishes such Peppercorn Steak, Beef Stew and the traditional Cypriot dish, Kleftiko.

Awards

Decanter World Wine Awards 2016, Commended Award
Thessaloniki International Wine Competition 2004, Silver Medal

Reviews:

French Paradox re-confirmed. George Kassianos, Sunday Mail, 2013

Fikardos Wines

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.

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