Hello dear friends,
Today we are going to speak about how to get the best wine in restaurant and because we are in Cyprus, we are going to get the main information about Cypriot wines.
We know that every county has his own wines difficult to recognize if you are not living in. Cyprus is beautiful country but most of the wine labels are in Greek which makes our choice much more difficult and in this part we are going to speak about Xynisteri Cypriot more commend grape variety.
Xynisteri exist in every wine list in Cyprus some wine lists have more than 5 different Xynisteri most of them 100% Xynisteri. This Cypriot grape variety is fresh, easy drinkable and with height acidity easy to be matched with Cypriot traditional food, souvla (meat on a stick and grilled) instead of using lemon try to get nice Xynisteri like this you will get the best match. Halloumi traditional Cypriot goat`s and sheep`s cheese mostly grilled and served with tomatoes getting easy one of the food and wine combinations for small lunch. Get a glass of Xynisteri and enjoy your lunch next to the sea. Musaka very nice homemade dish vegetarian and with minced meat near to lasagna but instead of pasta in musaka has potatoes, courgettes, eggplants with topping of béchamel also get Xynisteri.
Now I try to give you most of labels with Xynisteri grape variety in it. Let`s make our holiday more interesting with drinking traditional wines.
Vasilikon white- Xynisteri grape variety is dry white wine
Persefoni white (Kolios winery)- Xynisteri is dry or medium dry white wine
Alina (Vouni Panayas) – Xynisteri is dry or medium dry white wine
Aphrodite (KEO winery) – Xynisteri is dry white wine
Thisbe (KEO winery) – Xynisteri is medium dry white wine
ST. Pantaleimon (KEO winery)- Xynisteri is medium sweet white wine
Alkon (KEO winery)- Xynisteri is dry white wine
Tsangarides white – Xynisteri is dry and medium dry white wine
Zambartas Xinisteri – Xynisteri is dry white wine
Zambartas Single Vineyards Xynisteri– Xynisteri is dry white wine
Ekfrasis Vasiliadis Xynisteri– Xynisteri is dry white wine
Shoufas white – Xynisteri is dry and medium dry wine
Amalthia (Fikardos winery)- Xynisteri dry white wine
Katerina (Fikardos winery) -78% Xynisteri medium sweet white wine
Arsinoe (Sodap –Kamantarena winery)- Xynisteri dry white wine
Danae (Sodap- Kamantarena winery) Xynisteri medium dry white wine
Santa Marina (Sodap- Kamantarena winery) Xynisteri medium sweet white dry
Kamantarena Xynisteri –Xynisteri dry white wine
Tsiakkas Xynisteri– Xynisteri dry white wine
Grifos 2-Lefkos (Vlassides winery) -75% Xynisteri dry white wine
Livades (Kalamos winery)- Xynisteri dry and medium dry white wine
Ezousa Xynisteri (Ezousa winery)- Xynisteri dry white wine
Stou kir Yianni or Delfis( Stou kir Yianni winery)- Xynisteri dry white wine
We give you most of the labels of wines in Cyprus with Xynisteri grape variety. I hope to be easier now when you see wine list to get to Xynisteri. I will give you one advice try to try as much as possible of these labels to make your personal best choice.
Enjoy your wine with Cypriot fresh fish or fresh vegetables in seasonal salads to get eco production,
I mean Cyprus is still country with lot fresh and clean products.
Xynisteri a nice crispy white wine with aromas of lemon, green apple, white flowers and citrus,
Medium body, height acidity and medium to height alcohol are easy to drink wine best with food.
The best time to try it is in August than is the pick of this pleasant wine, you should cool dawn the wine from 5-8C in this very hot summer to chilled down.
Gergana Nikolova, sommelier