XInisSTERI! I left a syllable out. Sorry about that to all my Cypriot brothers and sisters out there. I also would like to apologize for Corsica for saying biancu gentile was from Sardinia. A lesser man would have just reshot the video but I own my mistakes (I am also lazy).
Let us get back to the wine wine--xinisTERI (not xinistri as I say in the video). It is mainly grown on Cyprus. Apparently it is the most commonly seen wine from Cyprus on our shores but somehow I managed to miss it.
Tsiakkas, in Lemesos, started as a husband and wife team and now their progeny run things. They also started out with international varieties but in recent years have shifted to more traditional grapes. Yiannoudin, vamvakada and promara are among the obscure varietals Tsiakkas has embraced. Now the search begins to find these in the USA!
Tsiakkas Winery website.
Check out the 12 best wines from Cyprus at the Cyprus Alive website.
Find out about the Troodos Mountains at Choose Your Cyprus website.