OENOFOROS Product Details 0256 Oenoforos Vlassides Shiraz
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Country: Cyprus, Limassol, Koilani
Grape Varieties: Shiraz
Tasting Notes: Aromas of red and black forest fruit (raspberries, plums), white pepper, vanilla and smoke, interconnect and create a tasteful complexity. Rich body, medium acidity, mature and soft tannins, medium to long aftertaste. Potential of ageing up to 8 years.

Food Pairing: Beef Wellington, Malay lamb korma, Lentils with smoked ham hock.

Driven by his passion for wine, Sophocles Vlassides established Vlassides Winery in 1998.

Vlassides Winery currently produces over 120 000 bottles annually, mostly from the grape varieties Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Xynisteri. Over the past few years, Vlassides Winery has been experimenting with some indigenous Cypriot varieties like Maratheftiko, Yiannoudi (red), Promara and Morokanella (white).

The quality of Vlassides Winery has always been based on a commitment to select the finest fruits. In 2012, Vlassides Winery moved to a new place, which is situated between the villages Kilani and Vouni, in a 50 acres’ vineyard, called Koloni.
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The Grape
Syrah/ Shiraz

A noble black grape variety grown particularly in the Northern Rhône where it produces the great red wines of Hermitage, Cote Rôtie and Cornas, and in Australia where it produces wines of startling depth and intensity. Reasonably low yields are a crucial factor for quality as is picking at optimum ripeness. Its heartland, Hermitage and Côte Rôtie, consists of 270 hectares of steeply vineyards producing wines that brim with pepper, spices, tar and black treacle when young. After 5-10 years they become smooth and velvety with pronounced fruit characteristics of damsons, raspberries, blackcurrants and loganberries.

It is now grown extensively in the Southern Rhône where it is blended with Grenache and Mourvèdre to produce the great red wines of Châteauneuf du Pape and Gigondas amongst others. Its spiritual home in Australia is the Barossa Valley, where there are plantings dating as far back as 1860. Australian Shiraz tends to be sweeter than its Northern Rhône counterpart and the best examples are redolent of new leather, dark chocolate, liquorice, and prunes and display a blackcurrant lusciousness.