CABERNET SAUVIGNON VLASSIDES

The grapes for Vlassides Cabernet Sauvignon are grown in selected, non-irrigated vineyards in the areas of Koilani and Vouni.

The wine was bottled unfiltered and it is recommended to be decanted for about an hour before serving, at 18°C.

Potential of ageing of at least 10 years.

Award

Year of Harvest

Gold Medal


13th International Cyprus Wine Competition 2020

2017


Gold Medal


12th International Cyprus Wine Competition 2019

2016


Silver Medal


11th International Cyprus Wine Competition 2018

2015


Bronze Medal – Score 86


Decanter 2018

2015


Gold Medal


Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2017

2012


Commended – Score 85


Decanter 2017

2014


Silver Medal


9th International Cyprus Wine Competition 2016

2013


Silver Medal


7th International Cyprus Wine Competition 2012

2010


Cabernet Sauvignion Vlassides

Varieties:

93% Cabernet Sauvignon
7% Cabernet Franc

Soil Composition:

Calcareous

Vinification:

The harvest takes place at the end of September. Skin contact lasts from seven up to ten days. After the malolactic fermentation, the wine matures in French oak barrels for twelve months.

Production Year

DOWNLOAD 2016 INFO

Organoleptic Characteristics:

Deep red colour with forest berry aromas and a multi-facet character.

Harvest Information 2016:

Ethanol: 14,5% Vol
pH: 3,46
Total
Acidity (H²SO⁴):
3,85 g/l
Reducing Sugars: 2,4 g/l
Rainfall:
October until July
568mm
Harvest
Temperatures (Μ.Ο.)
Lowest:
Highest:
 
 
19,5 °C – (8/2016)
30 °C – (8/2016)

2018 Harvest:

The harvest of 2018 was completed in Koilani.

This was a year with major rainfall during May and June, but we managed to deal with the consequences on time so as to ensure the good quality of all our grape varieties along with their proper maturity.

The mild summer season of 2018, allowed the plants to grow and berry-set under 32°C, ensuring excellent organoleptic characteristics; especially for our Sauvignon blanc and later on for our red varieties, in September.

We expect that our 2018 harvest in white wines, which we will enjoy in December of 2018, to produce an intensely aromatic and fruity character. Additionally, we expect our red wines which will be available in the fall of 2019 and 2020 to be rich in color and to have the desirable alcohol content and soft tannins.