technical analysis
Winemaker Alexis Machuca
Alcohol 15.0 %vol
Total Alcohol Strength 20.9 %Vol.
RS 100 g/l
Total Acid 85 meq/l
SO2 80 mg/l
Free SO2 10 mg/l
V.A. -
Regionality AGIOS KONSTANTINOS
Appellation COMMANDARIA
VINTAGE: NV (2005)
CHARACHTERISTICS
Type Appellation Wine
Style Dessert Wine

SODAP - KAMANTERENA WINERIES
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SAINT BARNABAS Commandaria
TASTING NOTES
The oldest appellation wine in the World.
Brownish gold in colour, as a great Commandaria should be.
A fine aroma on the nose, where you can find predominant chocolate and coffee aromas, followed by fresh mint that follows in the mouth.
The first impression is finesse, with a subtle round taste, that leaves an impression of mushroom in the centre of the mouth, and a luscious chocolate, heavier on the coffee, with a note of freshness flowing, that carries the taste through.
IN THE VINEYARD
Soil Type: Volcanic Soil
Age Of Vines: 15 - 25 Years Old
Trellising: Horizontal Cuplike
Vine Density: 3000/ ha
Irrigation: No
IN THE CELLAR
Wood ageing: Minimum two years in Oak Barrels
Total production: 4500 Cases of 6 bottles

AGEING POTENTIAL

Saint Barnabas Commandaria is only given to the market when it is ready for consuption, but Commandaria keeps getting better and better with time.
The Aeiging Potential is limitless.

BLEND INFORMATION

Xynisteri 94%, Mavro 6%

FOOD SUGGESTIONS

Commandaria is the absolute dessert wine.
It will complement any dessert, but mostly chocolate, creamy desserts, fruit and nuts.
Try it with blue cheese and grapes.

ACCOLADES

Cyprus National Wine Awards 2015 -Gold Medal
Concours International Du Vin Thessalonique 2015 - Gold Medal
Vintage:2005
International Wines & Spirits Competition U.K. 2014 - Silver Medal,
Vintage: 2005
Decanter World Wine Awards 2014 - Silver Medal
Concours International Du Vin Thessalonique 2014 - Gold Medal
Vintage:2005
Vienna International Wine Challenge 2013 - Gold Medal Vintage: NV
Decanter World Wine Awards 2011 - REGIONAL TROPHY (Southern & Estern Mediterranean sweet Fortified). Top 10 Fortified Wines of 2011 Vintage:2007

Concours International Du Vin Thessalonique 2011 - Gold Medal Vintage: 2007

Decanter World Wine Awards 2010 - Commended Medal Vintage:2005

Concours International Du Vin Thessalonique 2010 - Silver Medal Vintage: 2005

International Wines & Spirits Competition U.K. 2009 - Silver Medal (Besti in Class) Vintage: 2005

Decanter World Wine Awards 2009 - Silver Medal Vintage:2005

4th National Wine Competition  2009 - Gold Medal Vintage:2005

9th Concours International Du Vin Thessalonique  2009 - Silver Medal Vintage:2004

3rd Cyprus National Wine Competition 2008 - Grand Gold Medal Vintage:2004