7 ΠΛΑΓΙΕΣ (7 Hillsides), Selana, Maratheftiko - Syrah
The local potent variety Maratheftiko and the French variety Syrah ferment in stainless steel tanks before maturing for 12 months in oak barrels and for further 3-4 months in the bottle.
A deep red wine, with dense, distinctive aroma and a full, mature tested that will continue to develop in the bottle for another 3-4 years. It is best enjoyed accompanied by game, grilled red meat and hard cheese.
By utilizing the know-how acquired through the creation and operation of the Kyperounda vineyards and winery, the group has established in 2009 a new wine making company, “Photos Photiades Wineries ltd”. The company has carefully selected the best mountainous vineyards in the Pafos region for the creation of two new ranges of wine that typify the best that the indigenous grape varieties of Cyprus have to offer, either in a single grape composition or in a combination with foreign varieties.
7 Playies (7 Hillsides) range, named after the morphology of the vineyards used in the creation of the wine, comprises four labels: Xynisteri (white, dry), Xynisteri & Moschato (white, semi-sweet), Mourvedre & Syrah (rose) and Lefkada & Cabernet Sauvignon (red, dry). The premium range presented by Photos Photiades wineries ltd is made up of two labels: “Aelios” (white, dry) and “Selana” (red, dry). Aelios and Selana are aged in oak barrels for 6 and 12 months, respectively.
The guidelines for vinification of the 7 Playies (7 Hillsides) range and “Aelios” and “Selana” have been carefully developed by the oenologists of Photos Photiades Wineries ltd. The vinification takes place under strict supervision by the aforementioned oenologists at the state of the art Kamanterena winery, which is located very near to the vineyards in question.