2 Gold Medals at Cyprus Wine Competiton

Zambartas Wineries was awarded with 2 Gold Medals during this year’s Cyprus Wine Competiton, held in April. An international jury of enologists, sommeliers and wine writers judged a large selection of Cypriot wines.

Our Mataro-Yiannoudi 2017 and Koukouvagia Red 2017 both were awared with a gold medal and judged among the top of the competition.

New Release – Single Vineyard Shiraz 2016

A winemaker always seeks to make wine that expresses his skills and philosophy. This is however always guided by what nature provides us. The vineyard is the essence and is at the hands of sometimes capricious weather patterns. Small climatic changes or unexpected weather expressions influence the vines and their crop. This can be disastrous or provide unique opportunities!

In 2016 our Shiraz vineyard was hit by hail early in the growing season and 40% of the grape production was destroyed. The remaining grapes benefited and turned out to be the best grapes that I witnessed in my life as a winemaker in Cyprus. The decision to make a Single Vineyard varietal Shiraz was taken very quickly. Something unique could come out of this unexpected cloud burst and it was well worth exploring!

The quality of the harvested grapes allowed for long maceration and aging in 100% new oak barrels, 1 French and 1 American.  Only 694 bottles were produced and I believe is the best wine I have made so far.

For sale only at our winery, in limited stock.
Eur 25,- per bottle.

 

Technical Notes

Grape varieties: 100 % Shiraz
Grape Origin: Pachna, Krasochoria Lemesou
Classification: P.G.I. Limassol
Vineyard: Chalky soils at an altitude of 650-750m above sea level, Non-irrigated bush vines on the Southern slopes of Troodos mountains.

Vinification: In 2016 our Shiraz vineyard was hit by hail early in the growing season and 40% of grape production per vine was destroyed. The remaining grapes were the best quality grapes witnessed in the life of our winemaker. The quality of the grapes allowed for long maceration and aging in 100% new oak barrels 1 French and 1 American.

Tasting notes: Very concentrated purple colour. Intense aroma of black fruit, sweet spice and butter on toast. Full body on the palate with rich flavour and lasting aftertaste.

General characteristics: Intense colour, aromatic, full-bodied, aging potential of 20 years.

Open Doors 11&12 May

Open Doors!

On the 11th-12th of May, we will be hosting the annual Open Doors Weekend ‘Spring Version’ again!

Together with 5 other local wineries, we encourage you to take a trip into the hills and discover the magical world of Cypriot wine.  You will have the opportunity to go on a guided tour of their premises for free, discover the process of wine making, see the vineyards in person and taste high quality Cypriot wine.

We co-host this event togther with Vlassides, Tsiakkas, Argyrides and Kyperounta Wineries.

By visiting three out of five participating wineries you are eligible to enter a draw to win 5 bottles of old vintages, one from each winery. Ask at the first winery that you visit for a participation ticket.

At our winery you will be welcomed by Marcos Zambartas and our hospitality team, who will show you the winery and offer you our best wines for tasting, along with delicious home made canapees. We will open magnum bottles of older vintages and have a few special wines for sale over the weekend.

Saturday 11 May 11.00-17.00H
Sunday 12 May 11.00-17.00H

See you!

Zambartas Dinner at Hillview Pissouri

A wine & dine experience with Zambartas Wines

Tis event has S O L D  O U T! Thank you all for you enthusiasm, we look forward to meet our 50 guests on the 15th!

 

We are very honoured to be the first winery presented in a new Wine & Dine concept at Hillview Restaurant in Pissouri. On May 15, the chef of Hillview Restaurant will present a fantastic 4 course menu, each course matched with our wines.

It promises to be a great gastronomic experience while overlooking the sunest over the gorgeous Pissouri Bay.

Marcos Zambartas will be present to talk about the wines and Maria Th. Massoura, wine specialist at Vassos Eliades Ltd will guide us through food and wine pairing.

We hope to see you there!

 

Please see the MENU PDF.

4 course meal, 45, – Eur p.p.

Limited Availability. Please call the restaurant at 25221972 to book and state your preferred main course.