Only nine barrels of Xilogefiro are produced annually by Fikardos Winery. Xilogefiro is made from the French grape variety, Chardonnay. Chardonnay is considered by most to be the king of white grape varieties and is by far the most widespread white grape variety in the world. Xilogefiro, in Greek, means “Wooden Bridge”, and takes its name from the area where Fikardos Winery first sourced its Chardonnay grapes. All Chardonnay grapes used by Fikardos Winery are grown in the Paphos Region near the villages of Kalepia, Letimpou and Polemi.
All grapes are grown in limestone soil at an altitude of between 450-550 metres above sea level, and are trained using the traditional ‘goblet’ system.
A lightly oaked Chardonnay with aromas of green apple, melon and lychees. Refreshing crisp acidity with apricot and lime on the palate.
Variety: Chardonnay (100%)
Type: White Dry
Vinification: The fermentation of Xilogefiro starts in stainless steel tanks and finishes in new oak barrels. Xilogefiro remains in new oak barrels until the desirable flavour and aromas have been obtained. This process lasts for approximately three months.
Xilogefiro Chardonnay pairs very well with seafood dishes such as Pan-Roasted Salmon, Grilled Lobster with Garlic-Parsley Butter. Xilogefiro can also be enjoyed with white meat dishes such as Chicken with White Wine Sauce and Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin.
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