GRIFOS 3

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 3. Squaring the circle

The grapes of the two varieties of rose Grifos are grown in non-irrigated vineyards in Koilani and Pachna. Both varieties are vinified at the same time.

Grifos 3 is best enjoyed fresh and cool at 10-12°C.

Award

Year of Harvest

Gold Medal


11th International Cyprus Wine Competition 2018

2017


Gold Medal


10th International Cyprus Wine Competition 2017

2016


GRIFOS 3 – Rose

Varieties:

80% Shiraz
20% Grenache

Soil Composition:

Calcareous

Vinification:

Rose Grifos, is produced by crashing and macerating two grape varieties in order to extract a blend of their colour and primary aromas. This process lasts for about 18 to 20 hours. Fermentation follows in stainless steel tanks at 15°C. The bottling takes place at the beginning of November of the same year.

Production Year

DOWNLOAD 2018 INFO

Organoleptic Characteristics:

Intense colour, pomegranate and rose aromas, cool pleasant taste and long lasting aftertaste. Extraordinary.

2018 Harvest Information:

Ethanol: 13,5% Vol
pH: 3,33
Total
Acidity (H²SO⁴):
3,4 g/l
Reducing Sugars: 3,5 g/l
Rainfall:
October until July
713 mm
Harvest
Temperatures (Μ.Ο.)
Lowest:
Highest:
 
 
19°C – (8/2018)
30°C – (8/2018)

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.