Full-bodied red wine. Aromas of orange, clove and morello with flavours of violet. Keeps well for 7-10 years.
Lafkada, usually known as Verzami is uniquely and rare variety in Cyprus. It was adopted as one of the native Cypriot red grapes in the Byzantine era. It is mostly found in the Paphos area. The grapes are thick skinned which resulting wines, when adequately matured, of good structure, astringent, with intense color and fairly strong aromas.
Grapes are sourced from the vineyards situated in all Paphos Area (Letimbou, Choulou, Polemi and Statos-Agios villages). The vineyards are of attitude 500-900m, where the density of vines are approximately 3000 per hectare, at average yields of 35HI/Ha. The average age of productive vines are 10-15 years.
Harvesting period is from 30th August to 15th September. The grapes are destemmed and crushed, fermented at thermo-controlled temperate of 18-20˚C, with an average maceration time of 10-12 days. Malolactic fermentation takes place in September in steel and thereafter aged in 2.25 hectolitre French oak barrels.
Red meats (like spice sausages, lamb and rabbit), spicy dishes with thick red sauces and aged cheeses.
In The Spotlight
Makkas Lefkada 2011 - Silver, AWC Vienna 2015
Makkas Lefkada 2011 - Commended,, Decanter 2015
(2011 was the first vintage of Lefkada)
|Harvest Date||Between 30th August and 15th September|
Makkas Lefkada 2011
- Producer: Makkas Winery
- Region: Paphos, Cyprus
- Availability: In Stock