When you walk through Oenou Yi – Ktima Vassiliades winery, you instantly feel a sense of completion. Built between Afamis and Laona hills, the winery’s carefully looked after and private owned vineyards are spreading as far as the eye can see.
Oenou Yi – Ktima Vassiliades winery combines high technology equipment with quality wine producing practices. The space of the winery is a lively factory where wine production is realised. Properly designed winemaking, bottling and tasting spaces are always ready to offer a unique experience, as each and every loyal friend of wine deserves to taste the flavours of Omodos’ countryside. The “heart” of production is housed in the underground space of the winery. The space houses all necessary, modern, equipment for the production of quality wines: destemmer, crusher, pneumatic press with inert gas application, special tanks for prefermentation cryomaceration for white wine production, stainless fermentation tanks for red and white winemaking with automatic temperature control system, oak fermentation barrels for red wines and stabilisation tanks. Aiming at producing fine wines and making them available to the demanding public, Oenou Yi – Ktima Vassiliades winery contributes to the history and continuity of zealous wine.
“Red Melody” is an authentic example of a barrel aged red wine which highlights the “Oenou Yi – Ktima Vassiliades” craftsmanship in combining the international varieties of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, from its vineyards in Omodos.
Maintaining images of the fatherland and its history, “Oenou Yi – Ktima Vassiliades” winery created “Geroklima” from its oldest vines. This wild, yet charismatic, wine is considered our superior wine.It has a dark crimson colour and presents a bouquet of aromas reminiscent of red forest fruits, like morellos and cherries. Balanced, it grants spicy notes of pepper and flowers, captivating the most demanding palate. Transfused in a decanter and served at 16˚C in an open tulip glass, pairs ideally with red grilled meats and traditional cold cuts meze.
Amongst the “Oenou Yi – Ktima Vassiliades” sprawling vineyards, two famous international varieties appear to somehow discover new ways and means to reach their full potential. A wine characterized by a distinct freshly cracked black peppercorn and red fruit aroma. Initial contact with the taste buds is a stimulating experience which tickles the palate. Merlot reveals a complexity which strikes a fine balance between the astringency of its tannins and acidic texture. Velvety and fresh, Shiraz adds structure and complexity to this dense, dark, spicy wine, a blend of powerful red fruit with French oak.