Full body with good tannin. Aromas of Morrelo and green pepper with flavours of chocolate.
Βased on this native to Cyprus variety, the Maratheftiko is one of the youngest projects of the Makkas winery. With proper care it offers an excellent wine with great body, intense color and a pleasant bouquet. The characteristics of this wine rank it among the most high-quality varieties of our country with prospects of development. Specifically, it is characterized by a scent of freshly cut grass, vanilla, berries and wood.
This wine is at its best from now up to 2019.
Grapes are sourced from the vineyards situated in the highest area viticulture in Paphos Area (Vouni Panaceas an statos-Agios Fotios villages). The vineyards are of attitude 800-1000m, where the density of vines are approximately 3000 per hectare, at average yields of 15HI/Ha. The average age of productive vines are 50 years.
Harvesting period is from 5th to 20th October. 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 November in steel and thereafter aged in part 2.25 hectolitre French oak barrels, part 2.25 hectolitre acacia barrels and other in 3 hectolitre French oak barrels.
Traditional Cyprus cuisine (like smoked pork), red meat dishes (like lamb or rabbit with sauce) and aged cheeses.
Goes exceptionally with with local Singapore hawker dishes like Char Kway Tiao and Char Siew (Roast) Pork.
In The Spotlight
Makkas Maratheftiko 2011 - Seal of Approval, AWC Vienna 2015
Makkas Maratheftiko 2011 - Silver, Cyprus 2015
Makkas Maratheftiko 2011 - Best Maratheftiko, Cyprus 2014
Makkas Maratheftiko 2011 - Gold, Cyprus 2014
Makkas Maratheftiko 2011 - Commended, Decenter -UK 2014
Makkas Maratheftiko 2010 - Gold, Cyprus Competition 2012
Makkas Maratheftiko 2010 - Bronze, Decanter - United Kingdom 2012
Makkas Maratheftiko 2009 - Bronze, Decanter -UK 2011
|Harvest Date||Between 5th October to 20th October|
Makkas Maratheftiko 2011
- Producer: Makkas Winery
- Region: Paphos, Cyprus
- Availability: In Stock