Wine from Cyprus
This Mediterranean land contributed largely to the development of the world’s wine map by bringing us the legendary Commandaria. This sweet variety dates back to the Middle Ages, but it remains popular even today. But that’s only a small part of all the assortment that this country has to offer. Over the past twenty years, it has established a solid reputation for creating high-quality and different Cyprus wine types that do well in international competitions, working in cooperation with Greece.
A recent archaeological find established that the first wineries on the island were created about 6,000 years ago. Therefore it’s one of Europe's oldest nations producing the drink. Wines of Cyprus use local vine types to make the majority of the varieties, which gives them a supreme experience while tasting.
White varieties of Cyprus wines are mostly made from the Xynisteri, which yields a light, crisp beverage that is best enjoyed young. There is another kind of grape that grows in the different regions of the island, known as the distinctive Maratheftiko or Mavro, used for reds. The majority of the local brands are best enjoyed when they are young, although more mature examples are now being made by blending Cabernet Sauvignon with other grape kinds.