An authentic Cyprus white wine crafted from the indigenous variety, Xynisteri, growing in vineyards high up in the Troodos mountain range. Fresh and aromatic, it combines the rich fruit flavours that this variety is known for, with elusive oak notes formed by partial ageing in selected oak barrels. It is the perfect accompaniment to delicate dishes like seafood, pasta, white meat and creamy cheeses. Best served at 8-10C.
At a staggering 1400 metres above sea level, Kyperoundas Estate is home to the highest vineyards in Europe. The talented Minas Mina makes outstanding wines from his cool, craggy, rocky vineyards. The winery is fully equipped with state-of-the-art gravity fed winemaking equipment.
Caroline Gilby MW wrote in wine-pages.com: "Without the benefit of altitude, Cyprus would simply be far too hot and dry, so vineyards usually start around 500m and go up as high as 1500m, possibly the highest in Europe. At these heights cool nights help keep vital acidity and aromatics in the grapes. This is especially important in the flagship white Xynisteri (whose name actually translates as “lacks acid”), which is the second most planted grape. At Kyperounda Winery, where even the winery is at 1100 metres, natural acidity gives Mina the option to do a partial barrel and lees ageing, resulting in possibly the island’s best Xynisteri – named Petritis".