ARTION

Artion is the premium red wine of Vlassides Winery; a true work of art.

The wine is produced from varieties grown exclusively in the estate’s own vineyards. Its varietal composition differs slightly every year, in order to bring out the best qualities of the wine.

Opus Artis is a blend of Merlot grapes from the Karamanos vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon from the vineyard at Afames and Shiraz from the Katoshi vineyard. Merlot gives it a rich, velvety character, whereas Cabernet Sauvignon helps it to evolve during a ten-year period and Shiraz revives it, giving it a breath of “freshness”.

The wine matures in new French barrels for eighteen months, followed by two years in the bottle.

The wine is unfiltered and is recommended to be decanted and served at 18°C.

Award

Year of Harvest

Silver Medal


Decanter World Wine Awards 2022

2017


Silver Medal


EXPOVINA Wine Trophy 2021 Zurich

2016


Gold Medal


12th International Cyprus Wine Competition 2019

2014


Gold Medal


12th International Cyprus Wine Competition 2019

2016


Gold Medal


12th International Cyprus Wine Competition 2019

2015


Gold Medal


Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2019

2015


Silver Medal


Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2019

2014


Silver Medal


Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2019

2016


Gold Medal


11th International Cyprus Wine Competition 2018

2012


Bronze Medal – Score 86


Decanter 2018

2012


Artion

Varieties:

17% Merlot
39% Shiraz
44% Cabernet Sauvignon

Soil Composition:

Calcareous
50% Sand
25% Clay
25% Silt

Vinification:

The vinification of the three varieties takes place separately. Maceration lasts up to 15 days. The wine finishes its alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in new oak barrels. After the fermentation the wine matures in new French oak barrels for 18 months followed by two years in bottle. It is bottled unfiltered.

Production Year

DOWNLOAD 2017 INFO

Organoleptic Characteristics:

  • Visual aspects: Deep ruby color.
  • Aromas and taste: Extroverted and exuberant, 2017 Artion offers generously its pluralistic aromatic and tasty character with sour cherry aromas, raspberry jam, white pepper, butter caramel, coffee, vanilla, tobacco, chocolate and herbs.
  • Structure: the aromatic concentration, the moderate (+) acidity, the rich tannins, the full body and its long lasting aftertaste, result in a unique wine for the taster.
  • Ageing potential: 10 to 12 years.

Harvest Information 2017:

Ethanol: 15% Vol
pH: 3,32
Total
Acidity (H2SO4):
4,24 g/l
Reducing Sugars: 1 g/l
Rainfall:
October until July
751mm
Harvest
Temperatures (Μ.Α.)
Cabernet Sauvignon
Lowest: 17°C – (9/2017)
Highest: 28,5°C – (9/2017)
Merlot
Lowest: 18,5°C – (8/2017)
Highest: 29,5°C – (8/2017)
Shiraz
Lowest: 18,5°C – (8/2017)
Highest: 29,5°C – (8/2017)