The Makkas Red is produced from the superior grape varieties of Syrah, Grenache and Maratheftiko which are cultivated in the mountainous Pafos region of Cyprus. It is characterized by bouquets of red fruits such as strawberry and cherry with flavors of tobacco. Medium body with fine finishing. Aromas of cherry and strawberry with flavours of violet. Serves at 14-16 C.
Grapes are sourced from the vineyards situated in all Paphos Area (Letimbou, Choulou, Polemi and Statos-Agios villages). The vineyards are of attitude (Syrah) 450-600m, (Grenache) 450-500m, (Mataro) 600-800m, where the density of vines are approximately 3000 per hectare, at average yields of 40HI/Ha. The average age of productive vines are (Syrah) 15 years, (Grenache) 30 years and (Mataro) 15 years.
Harvesting period is from August to October for the various varieties. The grapes are destemmed and crushed, fermented at thermo-controlled temperate of 15˚C, with an average maceration time of 6-7 days. Malolactic fermentation takes place in October in steel.
White and red meat dishes (like chicken, duck, beef) and different light dishes.
In The Spotlight
Makkas Red 2014 - Silver, AWC Vienna 2015
Makkas Red 2012 - Silver, Decanter - UK 2014
Makkas Red 2011 Silver, Decanter - United Kingdom 2012
Makkas Red 2010 Silver in Cyprus, Competition 2011
Makkas Red 2009 Silver in Thessaloniki, Competition 2010
Makkas Red 2014
- Producer: Makkas Winery
- Region: Paphos, Cyprus
- Availability: In Stock