Unveiling grape and vineyard secrets

Cyprus Wine expressions whose time has come.

A timely present for fathers day and for a fond viticultural future of Cyprus wine.

Vouni-Panagia-microcuvee

Unveiling secrets – more than something to be proud of.

Vouni Panayia collective effort extracting and expressing knowledge, research and personal as well family affinity with the land. These Microcuvées come at a time where experimenting with local varieties has yet to reach its peak.

The Vouni Panagia Microvinifications Series is fruit of experimenting with the native varieties of Cyprus through a series of selected small microcuvées.

The aim of the family is an in-depth understanding of the potential of indigenous varieties of the island through the observation of their behavior in different wine-growing and oenological practices.

Each wine represents a specific theme. The seven themes – labels include shots from the people and the natural environment around the winery, as well as moments and memories of the family.

Marios Karystos, graphic designer responsible for Vouni Panagias new visual identity and label design, involved artists and friends Andrea Allabrite, Andreas Bouka, Dimitris Klonos, Alexandra Manousaki, Manolis Moumalides and George Tzavaras, who portrayed these stories in their unique style.

Promara Path of wine, Piday

Doing the math with Cyprus wine on #Piday

That’s for Promara.  There isn’t a  long list of grapes that can stand as testimonial as to the where and how, almost extinct grapes, can be traced to have marked a new path for Cyprus winemakers in tackling  fine wine on the island and the future for endemic grapes.

Fortunately the history is short – 6 years separates these #Piday dates and let’s not just look at the market now with the 2017 Promara vintages, but take Promara as a grape variety that changed a winery, that changed how white wines would be released to the market, that changed the look towards vineyards and lost grapes, and the grapes that has made a proven case for patience, value and heritage. The same patience and vision it took Vouni Panayia Winery to aim for an age-old family aspiration.
Piday Promara

grape discoveries in cyprus

Befriending Chardonnay and a taste for International Grapes

The world’s most celebrated grape? Chardonnay may be among the most planted grape variety and perhaps also the friendliest grape in the world.  

From it’s natural adaptability,  it reflects trust-worthily either the terroir of where it’s grown or the art of the winemaker, it acquires willingly a certain sense of place.

“Queen” of white wine grapes, it is suited to a wide variety of soils, though it excels in soils with a high limestone content as found in Champagne, Chablis, and the Côte D`Or.  Burgundy being it’s spiritual home where some of the finest dry white wines are poised to express dry, rich, honeyed wines with marvelous elegance and balance.

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