A pleasant reminder of how far intuition and curiosity will still take you in our modern day world of wine
In a world of ephimeral fashions and trends, it’s highly appreciative to read and see how far the good old curiosity can take you in modern day world of wine.
Follow this not to miss account on modern day cypriot rosés written and instigated by Elizabeth Gabay MW, joined by Sarah Jane Evans MW and masterly serviced by fellow MW, Yiannis Karakasis – yet another mark of his passage on the island this late spring.
We raise our glasses for their appreciation and the lovely line up pictured above by its author. Panta Kala Krasia
A desirable appetite for New Generation Wines from Cyprus
That taste which washed away a 30 year myth – Is this a far fetched afterthought for Cyprus Wines and Xynisteri grape?
Don’t just take it from us, seemingly, that past and sleepy giant is slowly but surely awakening to be appreciated again; A few years back it was in the words of a surprised Jancis Robinson.
Some of the worst wine I have tasted since I started writing about wine was what was available the one time we went on holiday to the far-eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus in 1983. The whites showed the most old fashioned of faults, oxidation, clearly having been made without recourse to temperature control. Rather charmingly retro in a way. BUT THE OTHER DAY,…..I came across this marvel, Kyperounda, Petritis Xynisteri 2011 Cyprus, so fresh and bursting with fruit
You can take reviews for whatever they’re worth, but in the context of wiping out 30 years of sustained negative review – the latest positive appreciation, is quite an achievement by the Petritis Xynisteri from Kyperounda.
Well done to the winemakers at Kyperounda Winery and the efforts of HallgartenDruitt (Novum Wines) and other importers, for taking a risk to make more Cyprus Wines available on their local markets.
Update 2015: The upcoming 8th Cyprus Wine Competition is to be celebrated in Limassol during the month of April.
For your interest: The actual Cyprus Wine Competition results sets the quality benchmark for Cyprus Wines.
Here: Consult current Cyprus Wine Awards (2012) results.
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