CATEGORY: Red Dry
GRAPE VARIETY: Mavro
VINEYARDS:Privately owned and leased vineyards within the geographical boundaries of Farmakas, Odou, Kampi and Lazanias villages on the mountainous Nicosia, at an altitude between 1000 – 1300m. Non-irrigated, pre-phylloxyric vines grown in traditional goblet formation, planted on the naturally formed slopes, with incline reaching up to 120% (60 degrees). Absence of terraces.
AGE OF VINES (average):120 years.
YIELDS (average):3000kg / ha (18hL/ha).
HARVEST:Mid September – Late October.
VINIFICATION – ELEVAGE:Fermentation with indigenous yeast in traditional clay vessels (pithari). Maceration of 30 days. Maturation in oak barrels (no new oak) for 8 months. Minimal sulfuring. Bottled without filtration and fining.
CHEMICAL ANALYSIS: Alcohol: 16% vol pH: 3.6 Total Acidity: 3.45 g/L (sulphuric) Residual Sugars: 1.5 g/L Total Phenols: 85 Total SO2: 13 mg/L