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.

The wine has the variety’s characteristic yellowy green colour and a fruity character with a lemony aftertaste.

As a rule, the wine is made in August and bottled in few months later.

Best served chilled and fresh at 10°C to 12°C.

Award

Year of Harvest

Gold Medal


12th International Cyprus Wine Competition 2019

2018


Silver Medal


9th International Cyprus Wine Competition 2016

2015


Silver Medal


7th International Cyprus Wine Competition 2012

2011


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

2020

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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 2020:

Ethanol: 12,5% Vol
pH: 3,2
Total
Acidity (H2SO4):
4,13 g/l
Reducing Sugars: 1,6 g/l
Rainfall:
October until July
898 mm
Harvest
Temperatures (Μ.Α.)

Lowest:
Highest:
 
 
18,5°C – (8/2020)
33,5°C – (8/2020)

2020 Harvest:

2020 was characterised by a relatively mild winter. However, the temperatures that prevailed during the winter months affected the phenological stages of the vineyard (bud burst, flowering, veraison, maturation) which delayed their progression and for this reason harvest begun during the 3d week of August.

The total amount of rainfall in our area reached 850mm of rain, with 75% taking place between December of 2019 and January of 2020. The drought that followed, which started in mid-spring and continued until the harvest period, along with the absence of intense hot weather and with optimal viticultural care, helped to produce perfectly healthy grapes with excellent ripening.

The average temperature in August was 25.5°C, favouring the technological and phenolic maturation of Sauvignon blanc and Shiraz, varieties which ripen during this time.

The average temperature in September of 2020 was 25°C, 2.5°C higher than in 2019. The increased temperature resulted in the abrupt increase of the sugars of the Merlot variety during harvest season. On the contrary, Cabernet Sauvignon had a simultaneous technological and phenolic maturation. The non-grafted indigenous varieties of our vineyards of Xynisteri, Promara, Yiannoudi and Maratheftiko were not affected by this change and enjoyed a smooth maturation due to their adaptation to the climate of Cyprus.

As a result of all the above, this year’s harvest has contributed significantly to the creation of wines that highlight the typical character of each variety with a strong terroir element, especially in wines which derive their grapes from selected vineyards such as Alates, Oroman, Sauvignon blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Opus Artis.

This year’s white wines of Vlassides Winery present intense varietal aromas which evolve as we taste them and are characterised by balanced acidity and a cool aftertaste.

Due to the smooth maturation of our red varieties, the wines produced will be characterised by intense varietal aromas with a velvety balance between alcohol, acidity and phenolic load.