Vouni Panayia Winnery

Maratheftiko

Red variety, also known as Cotton in the area of ​​Pitsilia. It has compact, medium size bunches, with small to medium sized berries. It is characterized by intense flowering (fall of flowers), which affects its productivity. A solution to this problem can be given by planting it with an encountered variety, such as white Spurtiko, so as to achieve complete pollination. Despite this problem, Maratheftiko is considered to be the best red Cypriot variety and can compete with the noble foreigners. It has excellent maturation possibilities in oak barrel as well as aging in the bottle. Its grapes when ripened in the appropriate soil climate, such as those offered by the Vouni of Panagia, can give rich wines with soft tannins and characteristic aromas of cherry and black chocolate.