The grapes for Vlassides Cabernet Sauvignon are grown in selected, non-irrigated vineyards in the areas of Kilani and Vouni on mount Afamis.
Vlassides Cabernet Sauvignon is a complex and multifaceted wine with soft tannins that indicate its aging in barrel and bottle.
The wine matures one year in French oak barrels, followed by one year in the bottle.
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 ten years.
Year of Harvest
12th International Cyprus Wine Competition 2019
11th International Cyprus Wine Competition 2018
Bronze Medal – Score 86
Commended – Score 85
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2017
9th International Cyprus Wine Competition 2016
8th International Cyprus Wine Competition 2015
7th International Cyprus Wine Competition 2012
5th International Cyprus Wine Competition 2010
Cabernet Sauvignon Vlassides
93% Cabernet Sauvignon
7% Cabernet Franc
The harvest takes place at the end of September. Skin contact lasts from seven up to ten days. After malolactic fermentation, the wine matures in French oak barrels for twelve months.
Intense with a multi-facet character, this wine rewards you in every tasting, with its concrete personality.
- Aromas of plum and white pepper in combination with complexity expressed with tobacco, vanilla and oak.
- Ever present tannins, which balance perfectly with a meal rich in proteins.
- Full body with a long aftertaste.
- Opening of the bottle 1 to 2 hours prior tasting.
- Potential of ageing for another 10 years.
Harvest Information 2018:
|Reducing Sugars:||1 g/l|
October until July
18°C – (9/2018)
28,5°C – (9/2018)
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.