Vlassides Winery Óroman Wine

ÓROMAN

Óroman is a tribute to our roots. 

The Cypriot language incorporates the soul and history of our island; a blend of nations and cultures that have inhabited Cyprus throughout history. Arabic, Turkish, English, French, Italian but, mainly Greek, have formed a unique dialect that is still alive and spoken.

Όroman, in Cypriot, means vision, dream. Our ‘Οroman is a blend of the local grape Yiannoudi, which dominates, with a small percentage of Shiraz.

It incorporates our vision of the Cypriot red wine.

The cultivation of the vineyards planted with the local variety Υiannoudi is especially demanding. Yiannoudi belongs to the group of varieties with flowers described as female, in contrast to the majority of varieties which have hermaphrodite flowers. This peculiarity leads to low yields. By observing and recording our findings, we based the cultivation of the Yiannoudi variety on the technique of co-cultivation; planting Yiannoudi with varieties which bloom in the same time period.

The wine is bottled unfiltered and aged for another year before it goes on the market.

With the potential to mature for an additional eight to ten years.

Best served at 16-18°C.

Award

Year of Harvest

Bronze Medal


Decanter Word Wine Awards 2020

2017


ÓROMAN

Vlassides Winery Óroman Wine

Varieties:

85% Yiannoudi
15% Shiraz

Soil Composition:

Calcareous
50% Sand
25% Clay
25% Silt

Vinification:

The harvest takes place at the beginning of September. Maceration for the extraction of phenolic substances may last until the end of alcoholic fermentation, depending on the phenolic maturity of each vintage. After the alcoholic and malolactic fermentations, the wine matures in French oak barrels, which are 3 and 4 years old, for a duration of 12 months.

Production Year

DOWNLOAD 2018 INFO

Organoleptic Characteristics:

  • OROMAN 2018 is aromatically characterized by black ripe cherry, tobacco leaves, oak notes and sweet spices such as nutmeg, clove and vanilla.
  • Its taste is best described by an elegance flair, with the acidity being ideally balanced with the mild astringency of its tannins.
  • Medium to full body, with an aftertaste of sweet spices.
  • Potential of ageing from 8 to 10 years.

Harvest Information 2018:

Ethanol: 14,5% Vol
pH: 3,32
Total
Acidity (H2SO4):
3,5 g/l
Reducing Sugars: 1 g/l
Rainfall: October until July 713mm
Harvest Temperatures (Μ.Α.)
Yiannoudi
Lowest: 18°C – (9/2018)
Highest: 28,5°C – (9/2018)
Shiraz
Lowest: 19°C – (8/2018)
Highest: 30°C – (8/2018)

2018 Harvest:

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.