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Cyprus Wine Pages

Kamanterena



SODAP, the co-operative winery of Cyprus, is one of the two largest winemaking units on the island (the other being KEO), turning out every year some 3 million bottles of wine. SODAP has had its ups and downs in the recent past and has felt the dire necessity for modernization and a change of course. It has therefore taken a great, daring and expensive step forward that has cost several million euros.

 

It has now abandoned its huge but old-fashioned winemaking complex at Lemesos and moved house, so to speak, setting up business at Stroumbi, one of the traditional wine villages in Paphos district where large areas of vineyards have been planted with new grape varieties that have been imported into Cyprus over the last few decades. At Stroumbi, one can still find quite a number of young men employed in viticulture – an occupation that is rather looked down upon and considered completely unfashionable among the majority of the population of this much-afflicted island. In this village SODAP bought, in 1997, four-and-ahalf hectares of land on which, 7 years later, rose SODAP's new winery which was given the name of the region where it was built – Kamanterena. A few kilometres further down – in the village of Kathikas, another wine village in the region known for the excellent quality of its grapes – a second SODAP winery is going to be built. SODAP's new unblemished image rises against the immaculate sky of a landscape brimming with vineyards. Its new wines that have recently appeared on the market, bearing the winery's name, exhibit an unprecedented fresh dynamism, in the context of Cypriot wines, for they – particularly the whites – are characterized by a modern and qualitative profile. The newly-built winery has a long – and certainly difficult – way to go, but those at the helm appear to be determined to win. Let unerring time prove them right.

 

 

 

Best Wine


Mountain Vines Cabernet Sauvignon-Maratheftiko 2006

 

This is one of the top red wines one can find in Cyprus. Dark colour. Concentrated, rich and refined nose, combining red-flesh fruits with spices (mainly pepper) and oak. Full, concentrated body – one of the most plethoric wines on the island – with very good, balanced mouth and remarkable presence.

 

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Recommended Wines


Mountain Vines Semillon

 

One of the best white wines in Cyprus. The Semillon variety, from which it is made, has adjusted well to the terrain and the climate of the island. Light yellow in colour, with simple but pleasant lemon, lime and apple aromas. A full, rich-flavour palate with lively acidity and long aftertaste. If kept in the bottle for one or two years, it will get more complex.

 

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Kamanterena white medium dry

 

An exceptionally interesting and refreshing wine. Light yellow colour, with very intense, inviting aromas of citrus fruit, apple and white flowers; a rich, intensely aromatic and fruity mouth; its few unfermented sugars are counterbalanced by its lively acidity. If semi-dry whites are your preference, this is your best choice.

 

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Maratheftiko 2006

 

The 2006 Maratheftiko is reminiscent of something between a fresh Burgundy and a Beaujolais. Medium intensity colour, fruity and at the same time flowery nose, typical of the variety. Not particularly full in the mouth, but has satisfactory body, good fruit, discernible tannins and slightly highlighted acidity.

 

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