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Philosophy of Tsangarides Winery
The Tsangarides winery is the next generation of Cypriot wines. Their avowed philosophy is to blend old school traditions with new school style. Their youth, energy, and passion coupled with the distinct sense of place that wine brings to live, allows them to produce wines of great character, and distinction. The wine scene in Cyprus is now flourishing and they are extremely proud to be considered as one of the key wineries at the leading edge of this long awaited revival of the Cypriot wine industry.
Vineyards of Tsangarides Winery
The Tsangarides winery is situated in the lovely old village of Lemona. It’s there where their Great Great Grandfather prepared the land and planted out the first vineyards, tending and nurturing the fruit of the vine in much the same way as his descendants do today.
Both Loukia and his brother Angelos Tsangarides have been passed the mantle of responsibility by their father to ensure the winery continues to thrive, and so delight the palettes of those aficionados eager to relish their selection of award winning wines.
Located in the coveted south end of the Troodos Mountains, the Tsangarides vines nestle and thrive amongst some of the most picturesque scenery.
In the beginning enormous effort went into site selection and the process of matching varietals to sites that matched the idea of distinctive wines, and accurately reflected the vineyard. Nowadays they have a total amount of up to 100 Thousands square meters of organic vineyards, making them the biggest on the island.
The all essential free draining soil of the vineyard forces the roots to grow deep, and deep rooted vines pick up more character from the earth. The stony soil also captures and reflects the heat from the sun, and it’s this combination of factors which results in more full bodied, complex, red wines.
The Lemona valley experiences long dry autumnal days, ideal for the ripening of the fruit, and cool nights help retain freshness, with warm days building the concentration that delivers aromatic and fresh tasting white wines.
The priority when creating the Tsangarides winery was to ensure a successful marriage between the essential needs of a working winery and the aesthetic demands of living and working in a small, rural, and relatively unspoilt area.
The working side of the winery has a capacity to produce in excess of 90.000 bottles annually, and this output will be maintained in order to ensure the high level of quality control is consistently maintained.
Throughout the winemaking process, we aim to be as low impact as possible, using gravity when possible and handling the wines as few times as we can to raise them up into their maturity. Our goal is to have the wine in bottle represent the youthful energy and enthusiasm that we feel for winemaking and to try and relate this to the consumer by presenting the wines ready to drink.
The Tsangarides winery boasts the largest organic vineyards in Cyprus dedicated to quality wine production using grapes that have been grown without chemicals, this includes fertilisers, weed killers, insecticides, fungicides and anything else that can damage the environment, and harm humans and animals. We believe implicitly that this is the most important aspect relating to ‘Organic wine making’.
(The German based certification body Lacon Ltd has certified the Tsangarides winery under the organic regulations EC No. 834/2007)
The Tsangarides winery take into consideration the ecology of the vineyard and our grapes are produced with great care, that caring philosophy is carried right through the entire winemaking process to end up as a product to be savoured in your wineglass.