GRIFOS 2

The name of the wine was inspired by the ancient era and geometry, two concepts immediately connected with winemaking.

The three eternal conundrums or brain-teasers of the Ancient Greek mathematicians are shown on the labels of these three Vlassides wines, enticing us to discover them: Doubling the cube – Trisecting the angle –  Squaring the circle.

GRIFOS 2. Trisecting the angle

For the white Grifos, a local variety is paired with an international one. Just as its Greek name implies, the “Xynisteri” variety lacks acidity. Exactly for this reason we decided to combine this variety with Sauvignon blanc. The grapes come from non-irrigated vineyards in Kilani and Pachna.

The harvest of Sauvignon takes place in August and Xynisteri follows around the middle of September. The wine is bottled just before Christmas.

It is best served fresh and cool at 8-10°C.

Award

Year of Harvest

Gold Medal


11th International Cyprus Wine Competition 2018

2017


Gold Medal


10th International Cyprus Wine Competition 2017

2016


Bronze Medal – Score 89


Decanter 2017

2016


GRIFOS 2 – White

Varieties:

75% Xynisteri
25% Sauvignon Blanc

Soil Composition:

Calcareous

Vinification:

The harvest of Sauvignon takes place in August and Xynisteri follows around the middle of September. Every year after the end of fermentation, several combinations of the two varieties take place in order to arrive at the most deliciously balanced blend. After that, Ridge 2 is left in keeping with its lees 3 to 6 months before bottling. The wine is bottled just before Christmas.

Production Year

DOWNLOAD 2018 INFO

Organoleptic Characteristics:

This is a vividly aromatic and fruity wine that fills the palate with its multifaceted character and lasting finish.

2018 Harvest Information:

Ethanol: 12,5% Vol
pH: 3,31
Total
Acidity (H2SO4):
3,3 g/l
Reducing Sugars: 2,5 g/l
Rainfall:
October until July

713 mm

Harvest
Temperatures (Μ.Ο.)
Sauvignon Blanc
Lowest: 19°C – (8/2018)
Highest: 30°C – (9/2018)
Xynisteri
Lowest: 18°C – (8/2018)
Highest: 28,5°C – (9/2018)

2018 Harvest:

The harvest of 2018 was completed in Kilani.

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.