SAUVIGNON BLANC VLASSIDES

This renowned white international variety originates from Bordeaux, France.

The grapes used for Vlassides Sauvignon blanc grow at the winery’s vineyards in Koloni and Karamanos areas, at Kilani, at an altitude of 700 up to 900 meters.

Award

Year of Harvest

Gold Medal


12th International Cyprus Wine Competition 2019

2018


Silver Medal


9th International Cyprus Wine Competition 2016

2015


Silver Medal


8th International Cyprus Wine Competition 2015

2014


Sauvignon blanc Vlassides

Varieties:

100% Sauvignon blanc

Soil Composition:

Calcareous
50% Sand
50% Clay

Vinification:

The harvest takes place in August. Before the alcoholic fermentation, the marc and the juice remain together in the tank at 8°C for 6 hours, aiming at extracting the primary flavor of Sauvignon blanc. At the end of fermentation, the wine is allowed to remain in its lees for 3 to 6 months before bottling. Bottling takes place just before Christmas.

Production Year

DOWNLOAD 2018 INFO

Organoleptic Characteristics:

A distinctive yellow-green colour which is characteristic of the variety, with explosive aromas, a fruity character and a lemon fruit aftertaste.

Harvest Information 2018:

Ethanol: 12,5% Vol
pH: 3,16
Total
Acidity (H2SO4):
4,27 g/l
Reducing Sugars: 3,7 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 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.