Tsiakkas winery was established in 1988 just outside Pelendri village on the Troodos Mountains, in the Pitsilia wine region. The first year’s production was 500 bottles of a red wine called Thyrsos. Gradually new wines were made with the addition of a white and a rose wine. The very first wines were made from local varieties as the international varieties were almost nonexistent in the Pitsilia region. In the late 90s, more and more international varieties were used to make the wines of the winery. These varieties included Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Cabernet, Merlot and Grenache. Although some of them are still used by the winery, in the recent years, there is a shift towards Cypriot varieties. Old forgotten varieties are replanted like Yiannoudi and Promara. More research was done on Xynisteri and Vamvakada, both in the vineyard and the winery. Recently a new style of Commandaria and Zivania were added to the products of the winery. The total acreage of the vineyards under winery management stands now at 13 hectares. These are situated in Pelendri, and nearby villages.
Mature pergamont and quince are prevalent on the nose. Hints of flowers and orange peel. Full body in the mouth with firm tannin structure. Lasting aftertaste.
Ripe melon, peach, apricot, lemon notes and vanilla hints comprise the aromatic profile. Full body wine with a fatty texture.
Intense citrus aromas, sweet bergamot, mature apricot and dried figs accompanied with a nutty and toffee aftertaste. Xinisteri, Mavro and Single Vineyard blend.
Red fruit supplemented by nutmeg and black pepper aromas. Full body wine with elegant acidity and well-rounded tannins.
Blend of Xinisteri and Vamvakada. Smokey chestnut aromas, tobacco hints, ripe bergamot and sundried figs comprise the aromatic profile. Well rounded in the mouth with a warming aftertaste.
Intense red fruit aromas with hints of green bell peppers and dark chocolate. Luscious tannins and a full body wine.
Intense white and black pepper aromas. Red fruits and spices on the background. A full body wine with smooth tannins and a lasting aftertaste.
Merlot, Shiraz, Grenache and Agiorgitiko blend. Dry, fruity and easy on the palette. Small forest fruit berries, strawberries, cherries and hints of coffee and dark chocolate.
Pear and green apple at the start. Continues with a beeswax and mint on the background. Excellent mouth fill with a lasting aftertaste and a well blended acidity.
Grenache, Shiraz and Vamvakada blend. Appealing aromas of rose petals, strawberry and cherry notes. An attractive ripe forest fruits palate complemented by a refreshing acidity.
Tropical aromas of gooseberry and passion fruit. aromas of lime and fresh cut grass. Complex mouth with a crispy acidity and a pleasant aftertaste.
This is a refined, elegant yet powerful wine built on marked fine-grained tannins, fleshed out with dark cherry and blackberry fruit, intertwined with earthy and savoury touches of mushrooms, before finishing on gentle oak spices.