SHIRAZ 
VLASSIDES

This “aristocratic” variety which comes from Rhone Valley in southern France, grows perfectly in the Cypriot vineyards.

Vlassides Shiraz is a prime example of this variety.

The grapes come from non-irrigated vineyards in Koilani, Vouni and Pachna.

With the potential to mature for an additional ten years.

Best served at 15-16°C.

Award

Year of Harvest

Gold Medal


12th International Cyprus Wine Competition 2019

2017


Gold Medal


11th International Cyprus Wine Competition 2018

2016


Bronze Medal – Score 88


Decanter 2018

2016


Bronze Medal – Score 88


Decanter 2017

2015


Silver Medal


9th International Cyprus Wine Competition 2016

2014


Shiraz Vlassides

Varieties:

100% Shiraz

 

 

Soil Composition:

Calcareous
50% Sand
30% Clay
20% Silt

Vinification:

The harvest takes place at the end of August. Extraction of phenolic substances lasts from seven to ten days. After the malolactic fermentation, the wine matures in French oak barrels for twelve months.

Production Year

DOWNLOAD 2017 INFO

Organoleptic Characteristics:

Raspberry aromas perfectly combined with spices which derive from ageing in oak barrels.

Harvest Information 2017:

Ethanol: 14,5% Vol
pH: 3,48
Total
Acidity (H²SO⁴):
3,48 g/l
Reducing Sugars: 2,3 g/l
Rainfall:
October until July
751 mm
Harvest
Temperatures (Μ.Ο.)

Lowest:
Highest:
 
 
18,5 °C – (8/2017)
29,5 °C – (8/2017)

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.