The best wines of Cyprus

Discover the best wines of Cyprus as well as the best winemakers of Cyprus and estates of Cyprus to visit. Explore the popular grape varieties in Cyprus and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Top wines of Cyprus by region

Looking for a good wine of Cyprus among the top wines in the region? Check out our tops of the best red, white or effervescent wines of Cyprus. Also find some food and wine pairings that may be appropriate with these exceptional wines. Learn more about the region and the wines of Cyprus with technical and enological descriptions.

Great red wines of Cyprus

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Want to buy a red wine of Cyprus cheap or sell a red wine of Cyprus at the best price on the market? Find out which ones are popular and which ones to keep in your cellar for a few more years.

Food and wine pairing with a red wine of Cyprus

Red wines from the region of Cyprus go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or game (deer, venison) such as recipes of beef tenderloin wellington, pan-fried lamb heart or mixed paella valenciana.

Organoleptic analysis of red wine of Cyprus

On the nose the red wine of the region of Cyprus. often reveals types of flavors of non oak, earth or microbio and sometimes also flavors of oak, spices or red fruit.

The best vintages in red wine of Cyprus

  • 2002 With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 2000 With an average score of 4.10/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 4.08/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 4.05/5
  • 2014 With an average score of 4.02/5
  • 2007 With an average score of 4.00/5

The most used grape varieties in red wine of Cyprus

  • Maratheftiko
  • Shiraz/Syrah
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Mavro
  • Merlot
  • Lefkada

The best wineries and winemakers for red wine of Cyprus

A wine route planned in the region of Cyprus? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best red wine of Cyprus.

Discovering the wine region of Cyprus

Cyprus is a wine-growing island in the eastern Turkey/mediterranean">Mediterranean, located 80 km from the Southern coast of Turkey and a little further from the western coast of Syria. Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean. It measures 140 miles (225 km) from east to west and about a third of that distance from North to south. The Cypriot wine industry was at its peak in the Middle Ages and has seen a steady and progressive decline over the following centuries.

The location of the island once made it a useful port of call for voyages from Greece and Italy to Egypt and the Levant. Cyprus was of great use to medieval merchants and traders. Not only did the island's wine find markets abroad, especially in southern Europe, but the ships that exported the wines were a market in their own right. The downside is that Cyprus was not only useful as a Trading post.

It was also desirable as a strategic military stronghold. Over the millennia, the Greeks, Romans, Assyrians, Egyptians, Persians and Venetians ruled the island. Later, the Ottoman and British empires added Cyprus to their conquered lands. Several hundred years later Madeira served the merchants and armies of the Eastern Atlantic in the same way.

Great white wines of Cyprus

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Food and wine pairing with a white wine of Cyprus

White wines from the region of Cyprus go well with generally quite well with dishes of pork, rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) or vegetarian such as recipes of tomatoes stuffed with sausage meat, pasta with tuna and cream or goat cheese and bacon quiche.

Organoleptic analysis of white wine of Cyprus

On the nose the white wine of the region of Cyprus. often reveals types of flavors of oaky, melon or minerality and sometimes also flavors of apricot, lemon or pear.

The best vintages in white wine of Cyprus

  • 2008 With an average score of 4.10/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 3.96/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 3.91/5
  • 2020 With an average score of 3.90/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 3.90/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 3.81/5

The most used grape varieties in white wine of Cyprus

  • Xynisteri
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Chardonnay
  • Sémillon

The best wineries and winemakers for white wine of Cyprus

A wine route planned in the region of Cyprus? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best white wine of Cyprus.

Discover the grape variety: Cabernet franc

Cabernet Franc is one of the oldest red grape varieties in Bordeaux. The Libourne region is its terroir where it develops best. The terroirs of Saint-Emilion and Fronsac allow it to mature and develop its best range of aromas. It is also the majority in many blends. The very famous Château Cheval Blanc, for example, uses 60% Cabernet Franc. The wines produced with Cabernet Franc are medium in colour with fine tannins and subtle aromas of small red fruits and spices. When blended with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, it brings complexity and a bouquet of aromas to the wine. It produces fruity wines that can be drunk quite quickly, but whose great vintages can be kept for a long time. It is an earlier grape variety than Cabernet Sauvignon, which means that it is planted as far north as the Loire Valley. In Anjou, it is also used to make sweet rosé wines. Cabernet Franc is now used in some twenty countries in Europe and throughout the world.

Great sparkling wines of Cyprus

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Food and wine pairing with a sparkling wine of Cyprus

Sparkling wines from the region of Cyprus go well with generally quite well with dishes of spicy food or sweet desserts such as recipes of marinade for chicken brochettes or tiramisu (original recipe).

The best vintages in sparkling wine of Cyprus

  • 2018 With an average score of 3.10/5

The most used grape varieties in sparkling wine of Cyprus

  • Muscat Blanc

The best wineries and winemakers for sparkling wine of Cyprus

A wine route planned in the region of Cyprus? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best sparkling wine of Cyprus.

The word of the wine: Gouleyant

Characteristic of supple and light wines, particularly new wines.

Great pink wines of Cyprus

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Food and wine pairing with a pink wine of Cyprus

Pink wines from the region of Cyprus go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, mature and hard cheese or pork such as recipes of southern gratin, savoy tomme and spinach pie or flamenkuche express.

Organoleptic analysis of pink wine of Cyprus

On the nose the pink wine of the region of Cyprus. often reveals types of flavors of red fruit, tree fruit or citrus fruit and sometimes also flavors of microbio, vegetal or earth.

The best vintages in pink wine of Cyprus

  • 2014 With an average score of 3.94/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 3.83/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 3.80/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 3.77/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 3.76/5
  • 2012 With an average score of 3.70/5

The most used grape varieties in pink wine of Cyprus

  • Shiraz/Syrah
  • Maratheftiko
  • Grenache
  • Mavro
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon

The best wineries and winemakers for pink wine of Cyprus

A wine route planned in the region of Cyprus? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best pink wine of Cyprus.

Discover the grape variety: Sémillon

Sémillon blanc is a grape variety that originated in France (Bordeaux). It produces a variety of grape specially used for wine making. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. Note that this grape variety can also be used for the elaboration of eaux de vie. This variety of vine is characterized by large bunches of grapes, and grapes of large size. Sémillon Blanc can be found in several vineyards: South-West, Languedoc & Roussillon, Cognac, Bordeaux, Armagnac, Provence & Corsica, Loire Valley, Rhone Valley, Savoie & Bugey, Beaujolais.

Great sweet wines of Cyprus

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Food and wine pairing with a sweet wine of Cyprus

Sweet wines from the region of Cyprus go well with generally quite well with dishes of spicy food or sweet desserts such as recipes of pakistani rice (biryani) or very simple muffins.

Organoleptic analysis of sweet wine of Cyprus

On the nose the sweet wine of the region of Cyprus. often reveals types of flavors of oaky, microbio or tree fruit and sometimes also flavors of plum, smoke or red fruit.

The best vintages in sweet wine of Cyprus

  • 2016 With an average score of 4.40/5
  • 2012 With an average score of 4.37/5
  • 2014 With an average score of 4.32/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 4.26/5
  • 2009 With an average score of 4.24/5
  • 2011 With an average score of 4.21/5

The most used grape varieties in sweet wine of Cyprus

  • Xynisteri
  • Mavro
  • Muscat of Alexandria
  • Black Muscat
  • Malaga Blanc
  • Muscat Blanc

The best wineries and winemakers for sweet wine of Cyprus

A wine route planned in the region of Cyprus? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best sweet wine of Cyprus.

The word of the wine: Cutting

A blend of wines from different origins (not to be confused with the assemblage).

Great natural sweet wines of Cyprus

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Want to buy a natural-sweet wine of Cyprus cheap or sell a natural-sweet wine of Cyprus at the best price on the market? Find out which ones are popular and which ones to keep in your cellar for a few more years.

Food and wine pairing with a natural-sweet wine of Cyprus

Natural sweet wines from the region of Cyprus go well with generally quite well with dishes such as recipes .

Organoleptic analysis of natural-sweet wine of Cyprus

On the nose the natural sweet wine of the region of Cyprus. often reveals types of flavors of cream, tree fruit or walnut and sometimes also flavors of non oak, earth or microbio.

The best vintages in natural-sweet wine of Cyprus

  • 1984 With an average score of 4.60/5
  • 2006 With an average score of 4.50/5
  • 2000 With an average score of 4.44/5
  • 1998 With an average score of 4.40/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 4.30/5
  • 2010 With an average score of 4.30/5

The most used grape varieties in natural-sweet wine of Cyprus

  • Mavro
  • Xynisteri

The best wineries and winemakers for natural-sweet wine of Cyprus

A wine route planned in the region of Cyprus? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best natural-sweet wine of Cyprus.

Discover the grape variety: Merlot

Merlot noir is a grape variety that originated in France (Bordeaux). It produces a variety of grape specially used for wine making. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by small to medium sized bunches, and medium sized grapes. Merlot noir can be found in many vineyards: South West, Languedoc & Roussillon, Cognac, Bordeaux, Loire Valley, Armagnac, Burgundy, Jura, Champagne, Rhone Valley, Beaujolais, Provence & Corsica, Savoie & Bugey.

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